“H Y B R I D | C I N E M A”
TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2015 @ THE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
361 MANHATTAN AVENUE, BROOKLYN. OFF METROPOLITAN G OR LORIMER L
DOORS 7PM – SHOW at 7:30PM – $6 SUGGESTED DONATION – FILMS, DRINKS & DISCUSSION.
Total running time, 45 minutes. Additional time for discussion / Q & A with the artist
MONO NO AWARE is excited to host a special presentation of film and performance work by artist and filmmaker Michael A Morris (Dallas, TX). “This program of works gathers together performances and single channel works in a variety of media created over the last several years. Each work, in its own way, taps into an anxiety around the dichotomy of archival and ephemeral forms of moving images. Blue Movie and I Can’t Wait To Meet You There are concerned with the mortality of the image and extend this concern to those people represented. Fires deals with the anxiety of personal stories being lost as the people and physical locations connected to them disappear. Several works combine imaging technologies to create hybrid systems. In the case of the expanded cinema works that make up The Hermeneutics series, encounters between different technologies are staged in such a way that one medium “interprets” another to produce a hybrid result in image and meaning. 16mm film, analog video, digital audio synthesis, and interactive software are each considered for their own qualities and for how they can be combined to create new instruments that are more than the sum of their parts.” – Michael A. Morris
Morris will return to Brooklyn as part of the CONNECTIVITY THROUGH CINEMA screening series after being a 2-time presenting artist at MONO NO AWARE’s annual expanded cinema exhibition. His ‘Hermeneutic’ performances do much more than shift paradigms of media predecessor and successor, they speak directly to the audience in a series of presuppositions. Nothing is off the table; cyanotype chemistry and 3DMax, Laptops and EIKI’s, poetry and locomotives. Through text and imagery his work bares an interpretation of a soul trapped between cinematic forms.
Second Hermeneutic (2013) 8 min
2x16mm projection, analog video signal as audio
Blue Movie (2015) 7 min
I Can’t Wait to Meet You There (2012) 12 min
Fires (2013) 14 min
35mm on HD Video
Third Hermeneutic (2014) 11 min
2x16mm projection, video projection, custom software
ABOUT MICHAEL A. MORRIS:
Michael A. Morris is an artist and educator based in Dallas, Texas. He works primarily with film, video, and expanded cinematic forms. Much of his recent work responds to the rapid changes in how moving images are created and experienced in the 21st century. He has performed and screened his films and videos at museums, galleries, microcinemas, and film festivals internationally, including recent events at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Vancouver, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque, and the Texas Biennial. He teaches at several institutions throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area and curates film / video / new media programs around the region regularly, most recently as part of the first Dallas Medianale.
MONO NO AWARE’S SCREENING SERIES:
The CONNECTIVITY THROUGH CINEMA series will present the work of artists, film-makers and curators who are traveling or presenting special interactive programs in-person. Our hope is to engage the community by showing work with a focus on post-screening discussion.
This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).