Saturday, December 7 – NEW WORKS SALON MARATHON & EPFC BENEFIT – 7 PM – LATE
Celebrate Echo Park Film Center’s 12 year anniversary with a marathon screening / benefit party. For the past year and a half, our (mostly) monthly series of New Works Salons have been giving out rolls of raw camera stock in Super 8 and 16mm to artists to encourage them to continue making new works in small gauge film. Tonight, many of those artists will come back to show work made with this film stock, including Dana Berman Duff, Eve LaFountain, Mike Stoltz, Walter Vargas, Andrew Kim, Kate Brown, and more! Plus we’ll have new works by alumni from our LA AIR artist in residence program, including Sharmaine Starks, Erich Burci, John Palmer, Pablo Valencia, Will O’Loughlen, Nancy Jean Tucker, Kate Lain, Gina Napolitan, Huckleberry Lain, Beaux Mingus, and a video installation in our storefront window by Ursula Brookbank and Christine Alicino! We’ll also have special performances and screenings of works including an excerpt from Alee Peoples new film Waxing & Milking, Reza Monahan’s Geo-Illogical Asphyxiation Angle, two short videos by Ross Lipman, a new Super 8 film by Rick Bahto, Huckleberry Lain’s Antiquities for the Queen of Angels, a midnight screening of works by Isabell Spengler and AnitRa Menning curated by Kate Brown, John Cannizzaro’s new 16mm film The Son Also Rises, and the whole night will kick off at 7 pm with musical performances by Cool Team, Whig Party and Los Gatitos! So celebrate 12 years of independent small gauge film and video made in your friendly neighborhood film center. Sliding scale donation, suggested $12 for 12 years, but donations of any size small or very, very large are welcome.
Friday, November 29, 2013 7pm
Both nights will have the same film program with a brief intermission between the films.
compositions no.1, 2013
peformed by Rick Bahto and Julia Holter
16mm, color, silent
compositions no. 2, 2012
performed by Rick Bahto and Julia Holter
camera assistance by Cosmo Segurson
16mm, color, silent
And, for some of the evenings, between November 10th and November 12th, Bahto has curated a program of windows looking at windows. This is a looped program of six short films by Pablo Valencia (the subject in each of the films being windows) that will be projected onto the storefront window of the gallery. The program will start around dusk and run continuously for approximately 2.5 hours. The hours of these screenings are not set in that there are no specific beginning or end times, each night.
1031 N. BROADWAY
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
November 7, 2013, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cinematheque108 invites you and a guest to attend
An Evening with Rick Bahto
and the Echo Park Film Center
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Film Screenings to Include
LA Rising – fm (2012) 13 ½ minutes, 16mm, color & b/w, sound.
Perforated Damage (2012) 3 minutes, 8mm, color & b/w, silent.
Still Life part I (2012) 3 ½ minutes
Bubbles (2012) 18 seconds
ENERGIZE (2012) 1 minute
Still Life part II (2012) 3 ½ minutes
All films Super 8mm, color, silent.
Aviary (2013) 3 ½ minutes, unslit 8mm, b/w, silent.
Casual Encounters (2012) 19 ½ minutes, Super 8mm, b/w, sound by Casey Anderson.
Solar Flares (2010) 4 minutes, Super 8, color, silent, two projectors.
With Pluses and Minuses (2013) 5 minutes, 16mm, color, sound.
Indabaabasaan (I Smudge It, I cleanse It) (2013) 2 minutes, 16mm, color, sound.
Soda Lake (2013) 3 minutes, 16mm, color, sound.
Boozhoo Jiibayag (Hello Ghosts) (2013) 1 minute, 16mm, color, sound.
Them Oracles (2012) 7 ½ minutes, 16mm, color, sound.
Dear Diary (2012) 5 minutes, 8mm, color & b/w, sound.
About Rick Bahto
Rick Bahto has exhibited his work at a variety of museums, galleries, microcinemas, film festivals, conferences, alternative spaces, and scenic locations across several continents, including solo shows at Jancar Jones Gallery and Millennium Film Workshop, and group screenings and performances at the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, San Francisco Cinematheque, Los Angeles Filmforum, Cinefamily, the wulf., and others. He was commissioned to create a new work for Monday Evening Concerts’ 2010-11 series, was artist-in-residence in Echo Park Film Center’s LA AIR program in 2011, and was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award in 2012. He has collaborated on live performance works with composers Casey Anderson, Luciano Chessa, Julia Holter, and Mark So, and has participated in performances of works by these and other composers. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, and has himself taught at the Echo Park Film Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and Otis College of Art and Design.
About David E. James, Ph.D., Professor of Critical Studies at SCA
David E. James is on the faculty of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature from Cambridge University and an M.A. and Ph.D., also in English, from the University of Pennsylvania. He has held academic positions at the University of California, Occidental College, New York University, Korea University, Shanghai University of Science and Technology, the Beijing Film Academy, National Taiwan University, and Viet Nam National University, Hanoi. His awards include an NEH Fellowship for College Teachers, Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in the Humanities at the Whitney Museum of American Art, an Academy Film Scholarship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Associates Award for Creativity in Research at USC; he has also been a scholar at the Getty Research Institute and a fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of Visual Arts and the National Gallery in Washington, DC.
James is the author of Written Within and Without: A Study of Blake’s Milton (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1977), Allegories of Cinema: American Film in the Sixties (Princeton University Press, 1989), Power Misses: Essays Across (Un)Popular Culture (London: Verso Books, 1996), and The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles (University of California Press, 2006), and articles and reviews in PMLA, October, Social Text, Representations, Film Quarterly, the minnesota review, Grey Room, Art Forum, and other journals and periodicals. He also edited To Free the Cinema: Jonas Mekas and the New York Underground (Princeton University Press, 1992), The Hidden Foundation: Cinema and the Question of Class (Minnesota University Press, 1996), Im Kwon-Taek: The Making Of a Korean National Cinema (Wayne State University Press, 2002), The Sons and Daughters of Los: Culture and Community in LA (Temple University Press, 2003), Stan Brakhage: Filmmaker (Temple University Press, 2006), and Optic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs (Oxford University Press, 2011), and has served on the editorial boards of Cinema Journal, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Now Time, and Art Week. He has also published two books of poetry, and his films have screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles Filmforum and Canyon Cinema in San Francisco. His teaching and research interests currently focus on avant-garde cinema, culture in Los Angeles, East-Asian cinema, film and music, and working-class culture.
Cinematheque108 is an alternative screening series sponsored by the Critical Studies Department at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. The series offers a rare selection of events that highlight noteworthy experimental, documentary, and/or foreign films, many of which can not be seen anywhere else. Cinematheque108 is an educational forum that aims to expand understanding of alternative film and media. All screenings are free of charge and open to the pubic.
Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
Name: David James
October 26, 2013 – November 30, 2013
Opening Saturday, October 26th, 6-9pm
Sunday, October 27th 7pm
Friday, November 15th 7pm
Friday, November 29th 7pm
Jancar Jones is pleased to announce an exhibit of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Rick Bahto. The exhibit will include a selection of photographs and two accompanying 16mm films that will be screened at scheduled times throughout the run of the show.
In his recent work Bahto has become primarily concerned with the intuitive exploration of large collections of material as a way of generating performances, films, and photographs. The processes of photography are central in every stage of these works, which often involve many layers of contact printing, re-photography, enlargement, or projection.
This exhibit will focus on a selection of works from the series Compositions, which is comprised of 16mm films, 35mm slides, and C-prints. The project began with hundreds of 35mm snapshots of found “still lifes” that Bahto photographed on the side of the road around Los Angeles over the course of a year and a half. Prints of these images were then treated as objects in spontaneous arrangements determined by simple chance procedures, producing work in a variety of formats that, while presenting similar formal compositions, were created through distinctly different series of events.
The dichotomy between the casual and the controlled highlights the various phases in the objecthood of the found subjects Bahto photographs and the resulting works that are produced. While the choice of image content creates a method, the subjects themselves are randomly encountered. How the photographs are subsequently re-photographed or re-presented is similarly split between process and accident. The printed photographs may mimic the subjects, but that subject can also become secondary to the shapes and forms the arranged, re-photographed prints create.
To coincide with his exhibit of photographs looking at photographs, Bahto will also curate a program of windows looking at windows. For a couple of nights, a looped program of short films (the subject in each of these being windows) by Pablo Valencia will be projected onto the storefront window of the gallery. The screenings will start at dusk and run continuously for approximately 2.5 hours, perhaps beginning on Sunday, November 10th and ending around Tuesday, November 12th.
Rick Bahto (b. New Jersey, 1981) lives and works in Los Angeles and has exhibited his work at a variety of museums, galleries, microcinemas, film festivals, conferences, alternative spaces, and scenic locations across several continents. He was commissioned to create a new work for Monday Evening Concerts’ 2010-11 series, was artist-in-residence in Echo Park Film Center’s LA AIR program in 2011, and was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award in 2012. He has collaborated on live performance works with composers Casey Anderson, Luciano Chessa, Julia Holter, and Mark So, and has participated in performances of works by these and other composers. He received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has himself taught at the Echo Park Film Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and Otis College of Art and Design.
For more information please email us or visit jancarjones.com.
Jancar Jones Gallery is located at 1031 N. Broadway in Chinatown, Los Angeles.
1031 N. BROADWAY
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
Jancar Jones Gallery
1031 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
October 26, 2013 – November 30, 2013
opening Saturday, October 26, 2013, 6–9pm