A special pre-calendar show by two touring filmmakers focuses on the intersection of sound, movement and film. Tonight we are happy to present Jeremy Moss (PA/UT) screening a selection of his recent 16mm films that engage dance and radical abstraction. Three of his films will feature live sound played by local Tucson violinist & composer Vicki Brown. Also screening is Patrick Cain (DC/NY), who engages both music & film from a lo-fi handmade aesthetic. He will be accompanying his own films with a live tape sound mix. A super cool evening of film not to be missed in toasty Tucson!!
Filmmaker Jon Behrens (Seattle) in person.
For more than 30 years Jon Behrens has worked as a film artist. Since the age of 16, Behrens has made well over 100 films of various lengths, subject matters and approaches, from documents of the early Seattle punk rock scene to poetic film experiments in which the celluloid film stock itself has been manipulated. Behrens has ceaselessly realized a practice of creating visually stunning films that combine painterly concerns with acute photographic observations. Behrens brings a new selection of recent 16mm films & videos to EV tonight.
In the first portion of the evening, acclaimed painter and expatriate, Dimitri Kozyrev will present a personal introduction to the great Russian director, Andrei Tarkovsky. Kozyrev will discuss his experience growing up in the USSR with the cinema of Tarkovsky, and the director’s continuing influence on his own painting practice. We will follow with a screening of Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979). The film depicts an expedition to a mysterious site known as “The Zone”, which has the supposed potential to fulfill a person’s innermost desires. Exquisite in form (comprised of only 142 finely articulated shots), Stalker is a haunting masterwork that depicts a world of post-apocalyptic misery, a premonition of Chernobyl and Soviet disintegration. Stalker is arguably one of cinema’s purest articulation of the film as spiritual quest
$10 admission (no reservations….line up early…only 40 available seats!)
Exploded View is one of several hundred art spaces around the world (Sarajevo, Prague, Tokyo, Warsaw and Istanbul etc…) that have been chosen to premiere Bjork’s astonishing new multimedia concert film, BIOPHILIA LIVE. Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland’s film captures the human element of Björk’s multi-disciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia. Recorded live at Björk’s show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Björk and her band performing every song on Biophilia and more using a broad variety of instruments – some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable. The film has already been hailed as a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers. “There are not many artists who can combine the lifecycle of a jellyfish with a breakbeat and make it work. But this is an extraordinary piece, perhaps more an opera, where Björk and drummer Manu Delago are at their virtuosic best. It’s utterly bonkers yet moving – especially a strange love song set to a mutating virus. “ - The Guardian
The Lo-Fi Film Festival, which is produced by Basement Media (Chicago), is a survey of contemporary artists working with low definition, low technology, and low fidelity motion picture techniques. LFFF is a celebration of the signal to noise ratio that underlies all media- of #fuzzy, #glitchy, + #grimy. Expect a fantastic opening set by local musical polymath Prabjit Virdee (Mute Swan, Union Pacific) setting the stage for a scratchy evening of lo-fi sonic & visual kulture!
Vicki Brown, Naim Amor & Connor Gallaher each perform a unique live score to Dali & Buñuel’s 1929 silent surrealist film classic, Un Chien Andalou. Come experience the most provocative and confrontational film of all times interpreted by 3 of Tucson’s finest musicians in the form of 3 unique soundtracks that will forever change your experience of the film. Tonight, experience 3 times the eye-slicing & ear thrilling wonder all presented in a 16mm film projection event!! At its Paris premiere, the 21 minute Chien caused a riot with it’s sexual and religious blasphemy! Almost 100 years past it’s making, the film remains a deeply mysterious, provocative and frighteningly beautiful framing of our collective dreamspun unconscious.
THE XX FACTOR
Contemporary Films + Videos by Women
We kick off EV’s first anniversary Fall calendar with a blowout program of fantastic works by XX makers knocking down the doors of the video and music arts! Come experience a cross-generational selection of contemporary film/video artists including Allison Schulnik, Yoko Ono, Camille Henrot, Alex Bag, Tracy Emin, Pipilotti Rist, Nika Kaiser and more! Tucson’s own musical embodiment of mixed chromosomal genius, Burning Palms closes the show, laying down their deep psych/folk groove in the intimate EV sound chamber.
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Additional parking available in lot West of the building.