Cinema

ANACHRONISTIC ANOMALIES BY TOM LEESER

Saturday, February 23 at 8 pm

Doors 7:30 pm; $5 admission.

An evening of moving images and sound that takes the form of a “chamber cinema,” a “cinema of friends,” a nano-revelation that attempts to expose the infinitesimal, the marginal and the historic.

Tom Leeser will be reaching back into his archive and extracting work from the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, up to the present day and into the future. The program will include past collaborations with the musicians and composers Butch Morris, Mark Dresser and Zenna Parkins, along with recent projects with composer and trombonist, Matt Barbier and Alabama sculptor, Joe Minter.  Leeser will finish off the evening with a reading of speculations for future endeavors.

Tom Leeser is a media artist, educator, curator, and writer. He is Program Director of the Art and Technology Program and Director of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). 
 
Tom received his BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). His film, video, online work, interactive installations, and public performances have been exhibited at Eyebeam, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Machine Project, the Mount Wilson Observatory, MassMoca, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Fowler Museum, Redcat Theater, The Kitchen, The Millennium, Siggraph, and film and video festivals worldwide, with support from Art Matters, Creative Time, and the Daniel Langlois Foundation.
 
Recent projects include: DryRun, a public art and sound/poetry project for the City of Santa Clarita, CA, History Refused to Die and The Futures Project at the Alabama Contemporary Center for the Arts and the Los Angeles Filmforum, Artist Resident for a Day at Machine Project, Radical Cosmologies at ISEA2012, Indirect Intention—A Home and Garden Intervention at the Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Future Imaginary at the Ben Maltz Gallery of the Otis College of Art and Design, The Lament Project—An Evening at the Manual Archives, Underground Cinemamachine at Machine Project and Object Lessons for Gigantic Artspace in New York City. 
 
He is an editor and producer for the web-based project viralnet-v4.net.
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