An evening of experimental films, music videos, and works by Rick Bahto and Paul Clipson that feature their collaborations with sound artists and musicians. A conversations between the filmmakers will follow the screening.
The program will include:
MARIENDBAD (2012) Rick Bahto, 6 minutes, 35mm slides & 2 x 8mm on HD video, music:
Marienbad by Julia Holter
“I wanted to make something that would serve as a visual accompaniment to Julia Holter’s song “Marienbad”, but would not be strictly tied to it. I utilized multiple film projections interacting and interfering with one another in a single composition. The material seen in this video was made with Kodak Tri-X regular 8 mm motion picture film and Kodak Plus-X 35 mm still film, all of it processed by hand. The video is a single take documenting a live performance using two 8 mm projectors and a single 35 mm projector all aimed at the same space on a screen; there is no digital manipulation of the images, and no edits have been made to the recording.”
OTHER STATES (2013), Paul Clipson 6 min, Super, color, sound by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma U.S. Premiere
The third in a trilogy (with SPEAKING CORPSE and ANOTHER VOID) of films studying the hallucinatory effects of multilayered music and multi-compositional night imagery, focusing on fierce fragmentations of eyeballs, ATM machines and beer signs.
Filmed in the Lower East Side and on 42nd Street in New York, and in the Tenderloin of San Francisco.
FINALE (2013) 8 minutes, Super 8, b/w, music: Tragedy Finale by Julia Holter
A variety of translations (and re-translations), featuring the Thomases Hardy and Bernhard.
LIGHT YEAR (2013) 9.5 min., 16mm, music by Tashi Wada S.F. Premiere
A commission for the San Francisco Exploratorium that I did as part of a Cinema Artist residency, this film-collage studies the water systems and architecture of the San Francisco waterfront, in abstract and formal contexts. The musical score by Tashi Wada is performed by cellists Charles Curtis and Judith Hamann.
WORLD (2013) 5 minutes, Super 8, color & b/w, music: World by Julia Holter
Several walks around town, with Rick Bahto, Julia Holter, and Mark So.
DIFFICULT LOVES (2013) Super 8mm, color/B&W, 3.5 minutes, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
A love poem of intimate immensities, featuring a theater of waters, lights and flowers. Filmed in San Francisco’s Botanical Gardens and my backyard. -P.C.
MAXIM’S l (2013) 6 1/2 minutes, Super 8, b/w, music: Maxim’s I by Julia Holter
A desktop ballet, featuring photographs taken during the studio recordings of Holter’s third full-length album Loud City Song.
ABSTEIGEND (2012) Super 8mm, B&W, 6 minutes, music by Evan Caminiti An impression of the industrial yards of Brooklyn, New York, as well as Oakland, California.
FOR PAUL CLIPSON (2011) Rick Bahto, Super 8mm, silent
VOID REDUX (2013) Super 8mm, color, 6.5 minutes
A nervous portrait of a Zagreb train station filmed from the tracks. The imminent impact leads to seeing stars.- P.C.
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