Rick Bahto

Exudates excerpts, live at the Hyperion Tavern

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June 2, 2014 at 7:18 am

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Friday, May 23, 2014. GULP.

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Friday, May 23, 2014
at the Hyperion Tavern
1941 Hyperion Avenue, LA CA 90027
Doors at 7:30. Presentation at 8:30.
Free. Cash bar.

Rick Bahto
Ben Boatwright
John Burtle
Nikki Darling
Alexis Disselkoen
Paul Pescador
Paul Waddell

Organized by Paul Pescador

Stupid Pills presents Gulp, an evening of performance art. Seven performers will each be given 5 to 7 minutes to present their individual piece back-to-back. Each performance explores issues of sonic, verbal and visual language across a spectrum ranging from small and simple gestures to loud theatrical gestures.

Although each artist’s approach varies (including action-based performance, creative writing, experimental dance, experimental film, and sound art), they will all use performance as a tool for social engagement and spatial intervention.

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May 13, 2014 at 7:09 pm

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April 21, 2014. Small New Films, at Redcat.

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, 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
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April 12, 2014 at 8:47 pm

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April 15, 2014. EPFC Invades SFAI.

Tuesday, April 15
San Francisco Art Institute
Lecture Hall
7:30 pm

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.

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April 12, 2014 at 8:40 pm

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Sunday, April 13. Mysterium. San Francisco.

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

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March 31, 2014 at 1:34 am

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Saturday, March 22 at Echo Park Film Center.

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.

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March 18, 2014 at 6:28 am

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Friday, March 7, 2014 at the wulf. Los Angeles.

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… edit: I actually showed the variable film The Bellouin Sequence (2009) and played a piece of tape music called Secretion (2012).

Audio from the event is available to listen to on the wulf.’s website (here). Search for “Bellouin” and you’ll find the event easily.

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February 6, 2014 at 10:02 pm

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