THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016 @ New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, 10023
5:30 - 7:30 PM


+ Nature Morte - Jim Hobbs’ Super 16mm film based on the early floral still lifes of Robert Mapplethorpe with optical sound transformed by Dennis McNany.

+ Re(Score) - Jim Hobbs has curated a selection of short films by various artists from the New York Public Library’s archive and the LUX archive in London which are set to new scores by Dennis McNany and Andrew Hill.  *Special permission given by NYPL to access Arthur Russell’s archive to create some of the sounds for this project.  

+ Projections - Andrew Hill’s new audio work utilizing the sounds of the projector to create a type of sonic image.  Originally recorded in Hobbs’ studio in St. Leonards-on-Sea, UK, and composed/edited by Andrew Hill at NOTAM in Olso, Norway.

+ Vientos Fuertes (Strong Winds) - is a new collaborative expanded cinema piece including 16mm footage by Jim Hobbs, and live sounds by Dennis McNany and Andrew Hill.

Presented by Jim Hobbs (UK), Dennis McNany (US), Andrew Hill (UK) and MONO NO AWARE

(I)MAGESOUND(S) brings together Jim Hobbs, Dennis McNany, and Andrew Hill,  who will explore/exploit the potentiality of how the sonic influences the moving image and vice versa. Working across various approaches from single screen films and rescored archival footage to more complex expanded cinema and sonic installations, the entire program celebrates the collaborative nature of artists and the resonance of sound and image.  

(I)MAGESOUND(S) made possible with generous support from The Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts at The University of Greenwich, London, UK.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the world's most extensive combinations of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances. An essential resource for everyone with an interest in the arts—whether professional or amateur—the Library is known particularly for its prodigious collections of non-book materials such as historic recordings, 16mm films, videotapes, autograph manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, press clippings, programs, posters, and photographs. https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/lpa

In 2012, Jim Hobbs worked together with Mono No Aware to present ONE HUNDRED FOOT - a curated film programme originating from the UK.  Hobbs teamed up with friend and musician Dennis McNany(DFA/JeeDay/Museum of Love) to create new sonic responses to the films being screened, adding a live element to the event.  Since that time, the relationship with Mono No Aware has continued to include the sharing of film processes, materials, and contacts, and provided exposure to some of Mono’s students by including them in programmes curated by Hobbs in theUK.  For MONO X, the relationship brings to fruition a new film program that again crosses the Atlantic and finds collaborations on both sides of the pond.

"We’re excited about this inaugural partnership with MONO NO AWARE, and especially pleased with MONO’s creative employment of our library’s collections as part of this ambitious event." - David Callahan