From: FLEX HQ (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Feb 20 2006 - 18:20:19 PST
Apologies for not posting this through This Week in the Avant Garde, but we
wanted to alert any Frameworkers within striking distance of North Florida
about this event this weekend. The announcement below just has the
information on the Gainesville show, but Kent will also be doing the same
show the following night in Jacksonville at Subterranean Cinema.
FLEX is excited to announce the return of Silent Films/Loud Music this
Saturday (Februrary 25, 2006) at 8 p.m. at the WARPHaus Gallery (818 NW 3rd
Ave.). Chicago-based artist/musician Kent Lambert is jetting down to do a
The show will start with a live score for Carl Theodor Dreyer's
Vampyr (1932), one of the strangest vampire films that has ever been
committed to celluloid. Kent first performed this score in Windsor, Ontario
in August 2004 & has since performed it around his native midwest. We will
be projecting Vampyr from a reasonably good 16mm print.
After Vampyr, Kent will be showing his found footage videos including the
WORLD PREMIERE (take that NY Underground!) of the sequel to his previous
hilarious world-beater, "Security Anthem." "Security Anthem" is described
by Kent as "an ode to flowers, fear, potatoes, and paranoia, with a special
appearance by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft"--it's really an
unforgettable video, and we're sure the follow up will be equally great.
His videos have screened everywhere from New York's Lincoln Center to the
Impakt Festival in Utrecht and from London's Institute of Contemporary Arts
to the PDX Festival in Portland, winning awards at Black Maria, Thaw, etc.
He'll wrap up the evening with a set of his keytar-driven one-man band,
Roommate. Roommate writes strangely poignant yet simultaneously ironic pop
cult ballads about Frankenstein, River Phoenix, and eating tofu as the world
burns. He's been compared to everyone from Brian Wilson to Stephin Merritt
and from John Cale to Grandaddy. These are really beautiful songs that none
of these comparisons quite describes adequately.
We're charging a sliding scale donation of $3-$8, but we won't turn anyone
away if they're broke or just cheap.
For more about Kent Lambert: <www.kentlambert.org>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.