Greg Pope. live cinema/film/performance

TDKs February 2016

14th Feburary

undertone overture

Footnotes To A House Of Love

Seven poetic offerings, four contemporary artists with diverse approaches to the moving image. Rhythm; detail; the movement between the internal and external; the nomadic possibilities inherent in a cut – all are examined and brought to the viewer in this illuminating collection.

Gestation Period         Haley Peterson      (2015 / 16mm / 3 mins NO / US)

A girl wraps herself in silk. The movement is repeated in shifting fragments, each fragment hand printed from the original to create a hallucinatory and disorientating performance to camera.

Sea Of Vapors          Sylvia Schedelbauer           (2011-2014 / Digital / 15′ 00 / DE)

A gorgeous, lyrical mosaic in which a woman lifts a cup, ever so incrementally, to her mouth, every stage of her movement interrupted by a horde of disparate images. A cascade of moments cut frame by frame flow into an allegory of the lunar cycle.

Way Fare      Sylvia Schedelbauer           ( 2009 / Digital / 6′ 30 / DE)

A layered tone poem of found images and woven soundscapes renders a shifting psychogram; a nomadic passage across spaces in and out of time.

Something Between Us     Jodie Mack     (2015/ 16mm / 10mins/US)

A choreographed motion study for twinkling trinkets, beaming baubles, and glaring glimmers. Choreographed costume jewelry and natural wonders join forces to perform plastic pirouettes, dancing a luminous lament until the tide comes in.

 Undertone Overture          Jodie Mack    (2013, 10m30s, 16mm/US)

A series of tie dyes in front of Mack’s typically perpendicular camera, a “flat” perspective which allows Mack to present something like an essential view of the object, by focusing on detail she creates an overall abstraction via a rapid succession of distinct designs.

Footnotes to a House Of Love     Laida Lertxundi (16mm / 2007/13 minutes U.S./ES)

A hut in the middle of the desert. Some young people enter and exit, take down its doors and windows, converting it into an open space. The dichotomy between inside/outside disappears; destruction leads to creation; freedom prevails as a radiant form of life.

Cry When It Happens        Laida Lertxundi        (16mm film/ 2010/14 minutes U.S./ES)

A journey through the natural expanse of California. Here, we discover a restrained psychodrama of play, loss, and the transformation of everyday habitats. Music appears across the interiors and exteriors and speaks of limitlessness and longing.

Written by gregpope

February 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm

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