" HYPNOTIC MINIMAL"
EARTHEN SEA & INSECT FACTORY, WITH NEW WORK ON 16MM BY ROBERT TODD & JOSHUA LEWIS
JUNE 26TH 2013 @ THE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
361 MANHATTAN AVENUE, BROOKLYN. OFF METROPOLITAN G OR LORIMER L
DOORS AT 7PM – SHOW AT 7:30PM – $6 SUGGESTED DONATION, DRINKS & SNACKS!
Currently on an east coast tour, sound artists Earthen Sea and Insect Factory will stop in Brooklyn to collaborate with filmmakers Robert Todd (Boston, MA) and Joshua Lewis (Brooklyn, NY), who will screen all new work on 16mm film. Presented by MONO NO AWARE and Imminent Frequencies.
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“Barsky’s music alludes to static transmissions, garbled communication via invisible airwaves, alien landscapes, and dying technologies, while still retaining an interest in melody and traditional beauty. The juxtaposition of these ideas and approaches lends the record a complexity that goes deep beyond its shiny surfaces.” – foxy digitalis
“Having made over 60 films over the past two decades, Robert Todd has a mastery of 16mm filmmaking that eschews categorization. As effective with the clarity and efficiency of the documentary form as he is with the mysterious shapes and shadows of the lyrical mode, Todd records the world with a sympathetic eye. Feathers and fields, stones and skin are rendered with sculptural accuracy, emerging from darkness into light, from focus to blur, refreshing and refining our own sense of vision. From prisons to playgrounds, streetscapes to landscapes, interiors to underbrush, there seems to be no place or object that resists transformation through the deft manipulations of Robert Todd’s lens.” – Images Festival
“lush layered lysergic new age, the sort of keyboard kosmische that folks into Emeralds and Expo 70 should go nuts for. The melodies are subtle, the movements muted, the various tones and overtones float and hover and wash into one another like, well, waves. There’s definitely a Niblock vibe too, but filtered through a more modern lo-fi space drone floorcore aesthetic. The A side for all its spaciness and dreaminess is also thick, and in its own way heavy the sounds raw, and a little abrasive, it’s mesmerizing and ambient, but also intense.” – aquarius records
Josh Lewis is a filmmaker who has acquired a deep knowledge of the film medium through hundreds of hours experimenting with photographic reactions. His film-based work revolves heavily around chemical experimentation and an unconventional, often derelict approach to darkroom procedures. This work has screened at various festivals and venues including Anthology Film Archives, Uniondocs, Magic Lantern Cinema, Millennium Film Workshop, NYU Commons Gallery, Microscope Gallery, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Aurora Picture Show, Yale University, Black Hole Cinematheque, and Mono No Aware IV. Josh has taught film hand-processing as a visiting artist at New York University in addition to basic and advanced workshops regularly offered through Mono No Aware. He runs a private darkroom out of his studio in Ridgewood, Queens, which is occasionally available for rent and private consultation. Josh is originally from Wyckoff, NJ and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.