Artefact Festival - exhibition and performances 'On Gaps And Silent Documents'

From: Pieter-Paul Mortier (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 26 2010 - 09:46:07 PST

hi everybody,

maybe (some parts of) the program of the next edition of Artefact Festival (9>14 feb 2010 Leuven Belgium - STUK arts centre) might be interesting for some Frameworks people.

Wednesday 10 Feb 2010: 20h30
Entanglements for Four Projectors
Luis Recoder | Sandra Gibson | Ben Owen
--> new performance for 4 16mm projectors and sound

Saturday 13 Feb 2010: 20h30
The Symbol of the Unconquered
William Hooker
--> In this performance free jazz drumming legend William Hooker will improvise a live soundtrack to pioneering African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux’s 1920 silent film classic 'The Symbol of the Unconquered', originally advertised as a chance to come see “the annihilation of the Ku Klux Klan.” Some of Micheaux's earliest and most significant films were responses to D.W. Griffith’s 'Birth of a Nation' (1915), portraying the African-American struggle against white racism and the KKK. Some of these films were lost for decades and restored in the 1990s. In 'Symbol of the Unconquered', the black hero holds his ground and protects a light-skinned mulatto neighbor (who is passing as white) as a local gang of thieves and hooded, torch-carrying Klansmen plots to frighten him, steal his land and finally, to kill him. Though how they do it remains unknown due to a key missing reel, the amorous “black” couple emerges from the ordeal unscathed and thrilled to discover their shared r!
 acial identity.

also in the program are:

* By Night with Torch and Spear
Joseph Cornell
* Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR
Jonas Mekas

check the complete program here:

we hope to see you there!

all the best,


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