Friday, March 7, 2014
Rick Bahto / Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken / +at the wulf.
1026 S. Santa Fe Ave #203 Los Angeles California 90021
8 pm / $0
In town from Oakland, Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken make music with both traditional and hand made instruments that exploit the natural overtones and sympathetic vibrations generated by highly redundant tuning systems. Minimal structures and simple harmonic relationships give rise to meditative washes of sound. Each composition is constructed by considering the personal experience of a physical site, the materials used in the construction of the instruments, and the interplay between the two. Their performances are a mixture of the imagined and real, of natural phenomena, and direct action. Ashley and Ben have been awarded collaborative residencies at the Paul Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency Center and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.
Also Rick Bahto will present excerpts from his suite no fear of the shadows (Hardy films), performances for 8mm film and/or 35mm slides, some with sound, including Hell here, And earth and air and rain, Suicide notes, For life I had never cared greatly, others…
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Los Angeles Underground #1: Recent works from Echo Park Film Center
at Exploded View
197 E Toole Ave #2, Tucson, AZ 85701
7:30 pm / $5
Drawing on works made by LA AIR artists-in-residence and students at the Echo Park Film Center, this program is loosely based around the intersection of film and music in Los Angeles, from pop to experimental, noise to hip hop. Eve LaFountain’s Smudge Series, a trilogy of 16mm films made with musician Jon Almaraz, Rick Bahto’s Finale, a music video for Julia Holter’s song Tragedy Finale projected from the Super 8 camera original, Andrew Kim’s untitled 16mm film made with a live recording of a performance by 2Hi2Die, and Kate Brown’s Super 8 4X3 with sound by Corey Foge and Liam Mooney, were all made in direct collaboration with musicians. John Wiese re-imagines one of his sound performances for the camera in Leather Bath, and Mike Stoltz created his own track that mimics the fragmentation of image in his 16mm film With Pluses and Minuses. Penelope Uribe-Abee’s regular 8mm Dear Diary with sound on cassette tape and Walter Vargas’s LA Rising–fm both use pre-existing music as a way of extending the expression of their own personal and political ideas. Other works on the program are portraits of people or spaces that are involved in music, including an excerpt from Sharmaine Stark’s feature-length documentary about women in the underground West Coast hip hop scene Imma Hustle Girl: The Heart of the West, the Super 8 dual-projection film the wulf. to Jancar Jones by Pablo Valencia, incorporating a portrait of the Los Angeles experimental music venue the wulf. with music by Lucie Vítková, and Beaux Mingus’ Pipe Organs Exclusively, a portrait of the late James R. Spohn of Bakersfield as he discusses his hobbies of 35mm carbon arc projection, telephony, and theatrical pipe organs in the historic Granada Theater. Program approximately 90 minutes, works projected from Super 8mm, 8mm, 16mm and video. Curator and artist Rick Bahto in-person.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Rick Bahto’s Sparse Gardens
187 Augusta Ave
Here are a couple of the photographs that were in my show at Jancar Jones Gallery in October/November 2013.
c-print, 12.5″ x 19″
c-print, 15.5″ x 23″
c-print, 15.5″ x 23″
c-print, 12.5″ x 19″
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