harry smith exhibition...

From: joel stern (email suppressed)
Date: Sun May 06 2007 - 22:47:16 PDT

more food for thought on the film art / noise music crossover..
harry smith is a special kind of glue between the two scenes, i can't really think of anyone else who has been so influential in both areas..


New Harry Smith Exhibition:
New exhibition of artwork inspired by Harry Smith's Anthology Of Folk Music, including work from Heather Leigh, Marcia Bassett, John Olson, Jelle Crama, Maya Miller, Dylan Nyoukis, Karen Constance, C. Spencer Yeh and more. Website features an exclusive essay on Harry Smith by David Keenan. For more details: http://www.altgallery.org/


OtherFilm and OtherFilm Bazaar - www.otherfilm.org
Abject Leader - www.abjectleader.org
Naturestrip - www.naturestrip.com
Audiopollen - www.halftheory.com/audiopollen
Joel Stern, PO Box 5392, West End, QLD, Australia 4101

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  From: ben russell
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  Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 1:08 PM
  Subject: 5/9: OUTTA MY WAY! Magic Lantern Presents "The Crowd Show"

  Magic Lantern Presents "The Crowd Show"
  (curated by Paige Sarlin)
  Wednesday the 9th of May at 9:30pm
  at the Cable Car Cinema, 204 S Main, Providence, RI

  Focusing on the crowd as a figure and force of modernity, this evening will feature protests and parades, funerals and football. These films chart a progression from 1893 to 2006 and trace how the look, purpose and direction of media have changed along with the crowd. Meditating on the movement of history, this show considers what it means for large groups of people to come together in front of a camera and how images of crowds work to represent the emotional and political power of both human cooperation and antagonism. Alice Lovejoy, expert on all things Czechoslovakian will be here to introduce two of the films. The other films include one 35mm film from Magic Lantern founder Ben Russell, a recent video piece by the legendary avant garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs, a hilarious Animal-Cam Video by Sam Easterson, some archival films from England at the turn of the century, an activist video from the New Orleans based no-tv collective founder Mary Beth Black, and an example of explicitly political structuralist filmmaking from Saul Levine. So come down and join the crowd, the audience, that is, and you can experience the sights and sounds of people (and the sheep).

  FEATURING: Surging Sea of Humanity by Ken Jacobs (11:00, video, 2006), Sheffield United v. Burg by Mitchell and Kenyon (2:00, 16mm, 1901), Sedgwick's Bioscope Show Front by Mitchell and Kenyon (2:00, 16mm, 1901), Two Czechoslavakian Films (22:00, 16mm, 1967 & 1969), New Left Note by Saul Levine (27:30, 16mm, 1968-1982), A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing by Sam Easterson (6:00, video, 1998); 20,000 Employees Entering Lord Armstrong's Elswick Works, New Castle-Upon-Tyne by Mitchell and Kenyon (2:00, 16mm, 1900), Lord Roberts' Visit To Manchester by Mitchell and Kenyon (2:00, 16mm, 1901), People Say by Mary Beth Black (8:00, video, 2006), Black and White Trypps Number Three by Ben Russell (12:00, 35mm, 2007)
  TRT 94:00

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