[act-ma] 3/14: DIY Dystopia at the Brattle Theatre
mariya at radonlake.com
Wed Mar 13 15:28:17 PDT 2013
Balagan presents ... DIY DYSTOPIA
handmade 16mm films, live performance, zines
Tomorrow: Thursday 3/14, 7:30pm
Brattle Theatre, Harvard Square
$10 regular / $8 student and senior
With the natural world teetering on the brink of multilateral
catastrophe, a group of analog filmmakers have taken matters into
their own hands. Through direct contact with the medium – lifting and
reassembling images on the film strip – adhering waste matter to
celluloid – leaving emulsion to languish in the landfill – the artists
interpret physical processes that ravage our land. Their grave methods
yield results of unexpected poetry, vibrancy and beauty.
Attendees of this show will also receive a special, locally-produced,
collaborative zine, made available through the Papercut Zine Library.
WWII (work-in-progress) / Douglas Urbank / 2012 / 16mm + live sound by
Duck That / 7'
Landfill 16 / Jennifer Reeves / 2011 / 16mm sound / 9'
Buffalo Lifts / Christina Battle / 2004 / 16mm silent / 3'
Oil Wells: Sturgeon Road & 97th Street / Christina Battle / 2002 /
16mm sound / 3'
Transaension / Dan Baker / 2006 / 16mm sound / 6'
The Dante Quartet / Stan Brakhage / 1987 / 16mm silent / 8'
Ah, Liberty! / Ben Rivers / 2008 / anamorphic 16mm sound / 20'
IF YOU LIKE THIS PROGRAM, please help us by donating to our
Kickstarter. All money the series takes in goes to paying the
filmmakers, renting prints, and keeping our venue (the Brattle
Theatre) running. We, the curators, work for free to bring you awesome
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