The Psychoacoustic Geographers and Europe.

From: ben russell (email suppressed)
Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 06:52:30 PDT

Greetings from America,

Jonathan Schwartz and I are on the cusp of our departure for foreign
shores, and I wanted to let you know about the final details of our
10-city European film tour in the hopes that you (and all of your
friends) can make it to one of the screenings. Nine 16mm films with
live sound, minor explosions, mask rituals, and the like. It shall be
grand, indeed.


Ben Russell

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Emotional exiles from the Land of Opportunity, experimental filmmakers
Ben Russell and Jonathan Schwartz come to Europe on the first leg of
their infinite world tour – equipped with 16mm films, vocal distortion
effects and optical sound tracks, these kindred spirits engage in a
kino-cartography of the audiovisual contract. Through a combination of
psychedelic cinema, mash-up animations, ethnographic mask ceremonies,
and pinhole lenses these two intrepid explorers map out a new world of
Image and Sound where vision travels in waveforms and sound flickers
like explosions in the night.

Featuring: Black and White Trypps Number One (7:00, 16mm, silent,
2005)*, The Red and Blue Gods (8:00, 16mm, live sound, 2005)*,
Pre-Hibernation News (6:00, 16mm, 2005)**, Sunbeam Hunter (3:00, 16mm,
2006)**, Daumė (7:00, 16mm, 2000)*, Den of Tigers (19:00, 16mm,
2002)**, Terra Incognita (10:00, 16mm, 2002)*, For Them Ending (3:00,
16mm, 2005)**, Black and White Trypps Number Two (9:30, 16mm, silent,
2006)* (*by Ben Russell, **by Jonathan Schwartz)

5/22 at 8:00om at Artcinema OFFOFF in Ghent, Belgium (
5/24 at 9:00pm at WORM in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (
5/25 at 8:30pm at Extrapool in Nijmegen, the Netherlands
6/6 at 8:15pm at Cinema de Balie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
6/7 at 9:00pm at Helbaard! in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
6/8 at 9:00pm at Cinema Kontra in Antwerp, Belgium (
6/11 at 8:00pm at Nightingale Theatre in Brighton, UK
6/12 at 7:00pm at CCRED in London, UK (
6/13 at 8:30pm at ICA in London, UK (
6/14 at 8:30pm at ICA in London, UK (
6/15 at 8:00pm at Z-Bar in Berlin, Germany (
6/20 at 10:00 at D21 in Leipzig, Germany (
6/22 at 10:00 at West Germany in Berlin, Germany (

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