FILM AT REDCAT PRESENTS
Mon April 21 |8:30|
Jack H. Skirball Series
$10.00 [members $8.00]
Small New Films
Since 2002, the Echo Park Film Center (EPFC) has been an influential proponent of small-gauge film, particularly Super 8mm and 8mm. This survey of handmade films affirms the independent spirit of the EPFC community in an aesthetically eclectic range of works from personal diary films to cross-disciplinary collaborations, from documentary portraiture to hand-processed abstraction. Drawing on young experimenters from the center’s education and residency programs as well as artists commissioned to make brand-new films for EPFC’s 12-year anniversary, the program includes films by Rick Bahto, Ursula Brookbank, Kate Brown, Paul Clipson, Hayley Elliott, Marilyn Hernandez, John Palmer, Ellie Parker, John Porter, Chloe Reyes, Martine Syms, Penelope Uribe-Abee, and Pablo Valencia, all projected from Super 8 or 8mm camera originals.
In person: by Rick Bahto, Ursula Brookbank, Kate Brown, Paul Clipson, Hayley Elliott, Marilyn Hernandez, John Palmer, Ellie Parker, Chloe Reyes, Martine Syms, Penelope Uribe-Abee, and Pablo Valencia
Tuesday, April 15
EPFC INVADES SFAI
San Francisco Art Institute
A program of films made by artists involved with the Echo Park Film Center. Program: Compositions 1 (2013, 16mm) by Rick Bahto, Vulgarians 1, 2, 3 (2012, 3X16mm, shown today on video) by Cosmo Segurson, Passive Anarchy (1998, 16mm) by Paolo Davanzo, Smudge Series (2013, 16mm) by Eve LaFountain, Breather (2013, 16mm) Lisa Marr, Amani and Rae (2014, Super 8, shown today on video) by Ellie Parker, Them Oracles (2013, 16mm) Alee Peoples, Four Films (2012, Super 8, shown on video) by Pablo Valencia, and LA Rising–fm (2012, 16mm, shown today on video) by Walter Vargas.
Mysterium: music/film conversations between Rick Bahto & Paul Clipson
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 8 pm
Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA
$7 – $10
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 conversation between the filmmakers will follow the screening.
Program will include:
Marienbad (2012) Rick Bahto, 6 minutes, 35mm slides & 2 x 8mm on HD video, music: Marienbad by Julia Holter
Other States (2013) Paul Clipson, 6 minutes, Super 8, color, sound by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Finale (2013) 8 minutes, Super 8, b/w, music: Tragedy Finale by Julia Holter
Light Years (2013) Paul Clipson, 9.5 minutes, 16mm, music by Tashi Wada
World (2013) Rick Bahto, 5 minutes, Super 8, color & b/w, music: World by Julia Holter
Difficult Loves (2013) Paul Clipson, 3.5 minutes, Super 8, color & b/w, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.
Maxim’s I (2013) Rick Bahto, 6.5 minutes, Super 8, b/w, music: Maxim’s I by Julia Holter
Absteigend (2012) Paul Clipson, 6 minutes, Super 8, b/w, music by Evan Caminiti
For Paul Clipson (2011) Rick Bahto, 12 minutes, Super 8, color, silent
Void Redux (2013) Paul Clipson, 6.5 minutes, Super 8, color
Saturday, March 22 at 8 pm
New Works Salon
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado St. Los Angeles, California 90026
$5 / The New Works Salon series is a casual forum for the presentation and discussion of new works in film and video, with local and visiting artists in-person to introduce their work. Penelope Uribe-Abee will show a new Super 8 film: “for about 30 years, my Uncle has swept floors, cleaned bathrooms, and taken out trash on different parts of the UCLA campus. As of now, he cleans the Art building—where I coincidentally study. I find it very comforting that my Uncle cleans the building I work in, and from 5pm-2am he sweeps up the dust that falls from my shoes, or takes care of the trash I left behind that day. He is like a sandman who comes at night, I am aware and grateful for his presence. To other students, custodians are invisible and my Uncle’s hard work is unknown to them. It is important to me to document his experience at UCLA before he leaves. Rick Bahto will show excerpts from his in-progress Concert, an hour-long Super 8 film made up of small performances in his bedroom using materials at hand. Kate Brown will show two Super 8 movies that expand on her film 4X3. Made as entr’actes for a recent collaboration at Machine project. And a 16MM film in progress: paintings under the camera. Also showing, Micah Lexier’s This One, That One, which premiered as part of a survey exhibition of his work at the Power Plant in Toronto. The work explores the concepts of collecting and ordering that ran throughout the exhibition, using a collection of found materials.
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.