Action News at Light Industry TONIGHT

From: Thomas Beard (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 07 2008 - 11:08:20 PDT

Light Industry


Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 8pm
55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY

Light Industry interrupts its regularly scheduled programming to host Action
News. Presented by Small Change, this special screening of experimental film
and video from Philadelphia, plus a live performance or two, features work
by Sarah Christman, Dave Dunn, Ted Passon, Mark Price, Michael Robinson,
Ryan Trecartin, Chris Ward, and Andrew Jeffrey Wright.

Andrew Jeffrey Wright: Art Jokes.

Tommy Chat Just Emailed Me
Ryan Trecartin, video, 2006, 7 mins
Trecartin's fantastical video narratives seem to be conjured from a fever
dream. Collaborating with an ensemble cast of family and friends, the 26
year old Trecartin merges sophisticated digital manipulations with footage
from the Internet and pop culture, animations, and wildly stylized sets and

Hairdryers/Blue Pumpkins
Chris Ward, video, 2008, 4 mins
Lost souls lead viewers to hidden places that only starlight children can

Private Dance Movie
Chris Ward, video, 2008, 4 mins
Metaphysical workout video with found footage echto-grams.

Dear Bill Gates
Sarah Christman, 16mm/video, 2006, 17 mins
A simple correspondence evolves into a poetic visual essay exploring the
ownership of our visual history and culture. Combining original and archival
film, video and images from the internet, Dear Bill Gates draws unexpected
connections among mining, memory, and Microsoft.

Ich Bin Ein Manipulator
Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Clare E. Rojas, 16mm, 2003, 6 mins
Fashion magazines are improved with the help of white-out and magic markers
in this sequel to the original Manipulators.

White Bear, Brown Tail
Andrew Jeffrey Wright, video, 2001, 1 min
An animation about what's inside us all.

Light Is Waiting
Michael Robinson, video, 2007, 11 mins
A very special episode of television's Full House devours itself from the
inside out, excavating a hypnotic nightmare of a culture lost at sea. Tropes
of video art and family entertainment face off in a luminous orgy neither
can survive.

David Dunn, video, 2006, 3 mins
Made using a CVS disposable video camera.

David Dunn, video, 2005, 5 mins
Every fall since 2002 I have shot video in the tree outside of my parent's
house. This is footage from 2005.

Ted Passon, video, 2007, 2 mins
Music video for Philly rap group Plastic Little, featuring MC Nobody's Child
(aka Kurt Hunte) as a pop-locking doctor who makes his rounds amidst dancing
nurses and patients.

Finger Bangin
Ted Passon, video, 2005, 6 mins
This music video for the Philly-based pop-dance band Sweatheart, stars
Andrew Jeffrey Wright as a dedicated high school teacher trying to teach his
students about finger banging. "Remember, God gave some of us wangs, but he
gave all of us fingers."

Space 1026
Ted Passon, Super-8/16mm, 2007, 21 mins
A portrait of a community of artists and the building in Philadelphia that
anchors them together. Comprised of over ten years worth of documentation
this short (with plans to be eventually not as short) examines the
challenges and successes of artists with little resources trying to create a
work space that would later unexpectedly flourish into a community space.

Followed by performances from Cars Will Burn (Mark Price) and Sweatheart.

Ticket Price - $6

About Light Industry

Light Industry is a new venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New
York. Developed and overseen by Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, the project will
begin as a series of weekly events in Sunset Park this spring and summer,
each organized by a different artist, critic, or curator. Conceptually,
Light Industry draws equal inspiration from the long history of alternative
art spaces in New York as well its storied tradition of cinematheques and
other intrepid film exhibitors. Through a regular program of screenings,
performances, and lectures, its goal is to explore new models for the
presentation of time-based media and foster a complex dialogue amongst a
wide range of artists and audiences within the city.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.