From: Pioneer Film Program (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 23 2006 - 16:20:19 PST
SECRETS OF THE SHADOW WORLD
at the Pioneer Theater in NYC
Saturday March 25 6pm
** GEORGE KUCHAR IS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS!!!
This three-part mini-series explores the mysterious and the mundane in a splash of digital dioramas that wipe across the screen in a cascade of electronic barfs. Zeroing in on the paranormal theories of UFO author John A. Keel, this leisurely exposition, which was funded by the ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION, sweeps the viewer into a candy-colored world of scintillating mysteries made all the more intriguing by culinary digressions. Sit back and let the aromas of kitchen coziness clash with the stench of marauding monstrosities as the shadow world engulfs the many who probe its delectable appetizers. Here, in this kalaeidoscopic videotape, you will meet and marvel at the talking heads and chewing mouths that fill the soundtrack with the jingles of juju-land—jingles that sing of songs we, as a people of earth, have forgotten in our mad rush to fill the void with various vapors of vacuous virtue. Taste the treats of our ancestors and the hearty heritage of our heretics as we probe the black
holes that litter the plane of cosmic luminescence above our heads. Feast upon the food of the Gods and regurgitate with scriptural elegance, the message that takes shape in the shimmering sludge.
[synopsis adapted from Video Databank, www.vdb.org]
(dir. George Kuchar, 140 mins, 1999)
Exhibition copy courtesy George Kuchar
At the Pioneer Theater:
East 3rd Street between Avenues A & B (closer to A)
New York City
Part of the Pioneer's first Science Fiction Springtime
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.