Thursday, November 19, 2015

"History and Presence" Film Screening Curated By Filmmaker Mark Street At Court Tree Collective

On Tuesday, December 1st ay 7 PM, filmmaker and Carroll Gardens resident Mark Street will be curating "HISTORY and PRESENCE" Cinema Séance #4 at Court Tree Collective at 371 Court Street.
The featured 16mm films "weave their way from optical journeys through the past to the doors of the church of what’s happening right now".  The event will also feature a performance by Amanda Christie, who is visiting from Canada.

Films featured as part of the screening:
Fever , Paula Froehle, sound, 1998 6m
A child’s fever rips the world asunder 

Heterodyne Hollis Frampton, silent, 1967, 7 m
“Geometric animation made entirely by sculptural methods: cutting, punching, welding colored leader.”

Information, Hollis Frampton, silent, 1966, 4m
Hypothetical ‘first film’ for a synthetic tradition constructed from scratch on reasonable principles, given: 1) camera; 2) rawstock; 3) a single bare lightbulb.”

Optic Nerve, Barbara Hammer, sound, 1985 16.5 m
“The sense of sight becomes a constantly evolving process of reseeing images retrieved from the past and fused into the eternal present of the projected image.”

Farmer’s Almanac, Mark Street, silent, 1999 2m
3 shots (starting with a snowstorm on Court Street) arranged in a helium haiku.

3part Remix: composition in RGB #2, Amanda Christie, sound 2015, 6m

Images from an experimental dance film manipulated in real time improvisation with optics and prisms. LIVE PERFORMANCE.

v=d/t ,Amanda Christie, sound, 2008, 7m.
A handmade film using contact and optical printing as well as chemical manipulations that explore the possibility of measuring distances between loved ones through time zones.

Fallen Flags , Amanda Christie, sound, 2007, 8m.
Images of trains and underwater footage explore the realms of fear, death and transience.

Knowledge of Good and Evil, Amanda Christie, silent, 2005, 1m
An abstract exploration of the tension surrounding women and stereotypical representations of their knowledge.


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