MONO NO AWARE II
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30TH 2008 - ECA SALON - BROOKLYN, NY
+ PRENOTIONS IN RED, WHITE, AND BLUES / 16 MM & SUPER 8 MM & LIVE SOUND / FERN SILVA & DORON SADJA
The geo-political rise and fall of a future American hero, a vague visionary representation of the assassination of our new president. Conceptually influenced by the 8mm Zapruder film of the assassination of JFK, which made waves around the world, the importance of motion picture. Sound will play a part in this by creating overwhelming psychological collages through feedback, mutated instruments, extreme frequencies, dense splashes of light, color, texture, & action.
Fern Silva was born and raised in New England and currently resides in Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited internationally including the Rotterdam Film Festival, Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, the Bandits-mages Biennial, as well as locally in the New York Film Festival views of the Avant Garde. He has also performed live film projections at various galleries along the Northeast. He is currently a candidate for an MFA degree at Bard College.
Doron Sadja is a person artist birthed in Los Angeles and decomposing in New York by way of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, London, Berlin, and currently the Bard MFA program. Co-founder of the Shinkoyo Collection and record label, he currently lives in Williamsbourgh where he runs Paris London West Nile, a donations based experimental performance space and gallery. He has released solo and collaborative work (Sadjeljko/Symbol) on 12k, Shinkoyo, and Atak records and has performed throughout the United States, Canada, UK, Spain, and Germany.
+ ARCHITECTURE OF THE SUN / 16 MM & LIVE SOUND / BRITTANY GRAVELY, JENNIFER PIPP & THE GLASS SHIVERS
A common affinity for scientific-nostalgic-hallucinatory-mystical-types of sounds, feelings, & imagery leads the way for this group. A collage of electronic-analog sounds respond to sequential images while projections are modified by hand with filters, focus & prisms in response to psychedelic sound. Depending on strategy, but mostly telepathy & synchronicity, the performance unfolds Â… strange at times, capricious, and surprising to both performers and the audience.
Brittany Gravely received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She wrote, directed, edited, and designed sound for her last film ‘Introduction To Living In A Closed System’ which went on to be shown at the New York Film Festival, the Images Festival in Canada, Pacific Film Archive, Videoex in Switzerland, & New York Underground. The Lef Foundation gave her a production grant for her last film ‘Blood of The Earthworm’. She currently resides in Boston and works in administration at Documentary Educational Resources, an educational video and film distributor.
Jenn Pipp graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She now finds herself entrenched in the Boston experimental film scene as tech/artist. She tries to mix and match media as much as possible, especially to reduce and reuse materials, and is prone to breaking the rules.
Ken Linehan, Rick Prior, & Sean Andrews are ‘The Glass Shivers’ They perform telepathic feats of improvised electro-acoustic conjuring, employing a variety of synthesizers, acoustic sound sources and vocal incantations to draw themselves and their listeners into transcendent state of otherworldly resonance. The Glass Shivers have performed music together over the last 15 years relying on the close association and long history of its players to listen, adapt, and thrive within the uncertainties of their own formal structure.
+ BLUSH / SUPER 8 MM & LIVE SOUND / SAM DISHY
A series of moments captured in a way only Super 8 knows how to do. This film is a simple and pure expression of cinema. A reminder to the audience of the short glances, daydreams, and emotions which carry us through life. The piece will be accompanied by guitar and violin.
As filmmaker and composer, Sam Dishy has shown his work at the Arlene’s Grocery film festival in New York and the Flicker festival in North Carolina. His chamber music and music for dance has been performed in New York, Ohio and Connecticut. He is a student at Hunter College in New York.
+ MEKANIKDOLLS / 16 MM & SUPER 8 MM & LIVE SOUND & PERFORMANCE / SEYHAN MUAOGLU & JESS RAMSAY
Abandon all conventions associated with performance as the boundaries between audience & artist are blurred in a roomful of film projections, sounds, contemporary dance & audience participation. Projectors, an array of analog devices, digital instruments, & live sampling of sounds help marry technology with obsolete media. Driven by fascination and obsession of all mediums, the visual language is expanded upon expressing the beauty of film, cinema as experience.
Jess Ramsey is a multimedia artist from Ohio, living & working in Brooklyn & Manhattan. She is currently earning her MFA t Parsons where she is working primarily in the field of sonic arts, film, and the incorporation of the mediums in interactive live performances.
Seyhan Muaoglu is a Turkish artist who was born in Paris, France and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is a performance artist who works primarily with film, contemporary dance and experimental sound. Video installation and printmaking are also part of her practice. She will be graduating with her MFA from Parsons School of Design this May.