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CONNECTIVITY THROUGH CINEMA WITH TODD CHANDLER *IN PERSON*
SUNDAY JULY 20TH 2014 @ 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.
Join us for an intimate screening presentation of Flood Tide by Todd Chandler (Brooklyn, NY). Flood Tide is a collaboration with the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea, a project dreamed up by the artist Swoon and built by a group of artists and performers who floated seven large sculptures down the Hudson River. “Flood Tide interweaves documentation of this journey with layers of fiction, mythology, and oral history to create a film that both documents and reimagines the real-life project.” – T.C.
Total running time, 70 minutes with post-screening discussion/Q&A with the artist.
A group of artists and musicians living in a small, post-industrial town chase jobs, struggle with bills, and use art and music to build their own small world. When their friend Maya dies, they set out on an extraordinary voyage, unknowingly accompanied by her ghostly presence. And while they drift past empty new condo developments, explore crumbling castles, and swim in iridescent quarries, Maya narrates a parallel story about a strange and meandering river that flows both ways. The film features an all-original score by the band Dark Dark Dark and includes several onscreen performances by the band as well as a special performance by renowned experimental musician Pauline Oliveros. A preview of the film with a live score by Dark Dark Dark was presented at the Hammer Museum, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, 01SJ Biennial, Rooftop Films and the Museum of the Moving Image both in 2010 and 2011. Flood Tide premiered at the 2013 Torino Film Festival.
ABOUT TODD CHANDLER:
Over the past 10 years as a director, editor, and media educator Todd has created impressionistic films about journeys and issue-driven documentaries. Through his own journey he has had the opportunity to collaborate with musicians like the Magnolia Electric Company, Dirty Three, and has worked with U.S.- based and international human rights organizations to produce documentaries about human rights violations for use in advocacy campaigns and community organizing. In addition to his efforts as a filmmaker, Todd is one of the curators of the Empire Drive-in, a full-scale theater installation made out of wrecked cars and a 40-foot screen constructed of salvaged wood that allows audiences to climb in and out of cars rescued from the junkyard to watch films projected on the big screen. He holds a BA in literature from Columbia University and an MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Todd Chandler currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
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).