Program Notes: TIE at ICA / Boston

From: TIE (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 09 2010 - 10:03:03 PST

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) presents a new edition of
TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition – a one-day screening
of experimental films by innovative and renowned avant-gardists on Saturday,
Feb. 20, 2010 at 1:30 PM.

This two-part program, curated specifically for the ICA, illuminates the
continuing vitality of experimental cinema with 16mm and 35mm films, several
of which are world premiers. The show includes a section of films by Boston
artists. Filmmakers in both parts join TIE curator, Christopher May, to
answer questions.

Part I:

Maximiliano Viale (35mm, sound, 4 min., España-Argentina, 2008)
22ARROBA is an experimental documentary. It was filmed using a Super 8mm
camera in 2007 from the epicenter of the new Poblenou’s district of
Barcelona called (address suppressed)
Maximiliano Viale:
Viale was born in Córdoba, Argentina, 25/03/1978. He has lived in Barcelona
since 1990, participating in film festivals and experimental film
exhibitions, including London East End Film, Tanger Cinemathèque, Centro de
Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona Loop Festival,
Anthology Films Archives and National Gallery of Dublin.

Zach Iannazzi (16mm, live sound, 10 min., 2008)
Factless documents of questionable wildness, artificial spawning of salmon
shooters- oh! numerous fish flop.
Zach Iannazzi:
“My gaze is clear. A wide-eyed child-like wonder at the variety of nature,
wedged into a pyramidal ray of light.”
Filmmaker in attendance

David Gatten (16mm, 15 min., silent, 2009)
JOURNAL AND REMARKS, the second reel of the ongoing Continuous Quantities
series, contains 700 shots, 29 frames each, shuttling between the 1839
version of what later became Charles Darwin’s A Voyage of the Beagle (1845)
and images gathered on a recent trip to the Galapagos Islands. Space and
time, word and image, animal and landscape, divided and drawn together in
accordance with Leonardo’s Notebook instruction No. 918.
David Gatten:
Gatten is a filmmaker, Henry James fan and recent Guggenheim fellow.

Tony Balko (sound by Nick Falwell, 16mm, 3 min., 2009)
Light, water and air coax a tree out of the soil in a manner foregrounding
time’s relativity to different forms of life on Earth.
Tony Balko:
Balko is a media artist living and working in Pittsburgh , PA. His films,
videos, and projection performances have been seen across the United States
and internationally.
Filmmaker in attendance

David Chaim Cohen (15 min., sound, 35mm, 2007)
A hand-painted Lamentation concerning the destruction of the Holy Temple of
Jerusalem. These are the materials of a decayed place, with blood stains
still smeared across the walls. A prophecy in dirge form.
David Chaim Cohen:
A graduate of Cal Arts, Cohen is an electronic musician and filmmaker that
is currently residing in Southern California.
Filmmaker in attendance

Part II:

Kathryn Ramey (5 min., sound, 35mm, 2006)
From Icarus to Plato through the fragile materiality of hand processed 35mm
film, Fall relates the pain of knowledge acquisition as a girl becomes a
woman and one turns into two.
Kathryn Ramey:
Ramey is a filmmaker and anthropologist whose work operates at the
intersection of experimental film processes and ethnographic research.
Filmmaker in attendance

Jonathan Schwartz (10 min., sound, 16mm, 2010)
for Fontessa
Jonathan Schwartz:
Schwartz has made numerous 16mm films that have shown in festivals, museums,
and micro-cinemas.
Filmmaker in attendance

Robert Todd (4 min., 16mm, silent, 2009)
…traces of spring, a gathering of images in silence,
featuring the Newshams, Maria Day, Robert MacLaughlin and Tessa Day.
Robert Todd:
A lyrical filmmaker as well as a sound and visual artist, Robert Todd
continually produces short works that resist categorization. He teaches at
Emerson College.
Filmmaker in attendance

Saul Levine (8 min., silent, 16mm, 1969)
(The exhibited print is a newly restored 16mm blow-up of the original 8mm
film, made possible by the National Film Preservation Foundation, Anthology
Film Archives and BB Optics.)
Part of a series of films celebrating daily life, Note to Pati concerns
images of winter, children playing in snow, trees, a bird flying through
branches... the red hats of the children in the snow have the intense
luminosity of a Renoir.
Saul Levine:
A legend of small gauge filmmaking, Saul Levine's practice includes film,
video, live performance, collage and installation.
Filmmaker in attendance

Noah Stout (3 min., silent, 16mm, 2010)
"Turn the legs upside down, by looking at the picture through your eyes, and
how agreeable is the landscape."
-Person Whom All Read
Noah Stout:
Stout graduated from Emory and MassArt. He lives in San Francisco making
movies, and is enrolled in an Anatomy class. He just dissected his first

Luther Price (16mm, sound, 15 min., Boston vintage piece, 2010)
Clear cool waters run straight through my veins. I'm so ashamed so I pop-up
and wake-up and put on a wig and scream, "I'm Shelley Winters!", over and
over and over again.
Luther Price:
Price is an experimental filmmaker whose work has been widely screened in
the United States, South America and Europe at such venues as the Austrian
Film Museum, MALBA - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, the
Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Filmmaker in attendance

TIE at ICA/Boston
Saturday, February 20, 1:30 PM

$10 general admission; $8 members, students, and seniors.

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