Cinema

New Works Salon LII

Thursday, January 23 at 8 pm

The New Works Salons series is a casual forum for the presentation and discussion of new works in film, video, sound, and performance, with local and visiting artists often in-person to introduce their work. This, the fifty-second program in the series, will feature work by Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu, Leanna Kaiser, and Nora Sweeney, all projected on 16mm. Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu will show her film A Study of Fly, a reflection on the relationship between insect, human, environment, and the universe. The fly in this film can be approached as a living being, a metaphor for human desire to reach beyond, and a state that demonstrates the capacity to move between the realms of life and death. She says: “A Study of Fly, neither A Study of A Fly nor A Study of Flying. The fly in this film is both a noun and a verb, an analogue and a metaphor, and a state between life and death. The entire work was done with optical printer and hand processing. In the last passage you will see a CT scanned image of 1000-year-old buddha statue, inside which a real human body was discovered, mummified in a lotus position. It was a Buddhist monk who as he was dying decided to have himself sealed inside the statue. Was he trying to reach a state between human and buddha? Seeking a status between life, preserved life, and the afterlife? Shall we fly?” Leanna Kaiser will show Babes in the Woods, a portrait of Sage and her family living on a commune in rural Missouri, filmed over the course of 4 years. Nora Sweeney will show Birds of a Feather. “Elderly Armenian men convene daily at a park in Glendale, California to play cards, backgammon, and dominoes. Laughing, singing, arguing – they transform the public space into a portal to their home countries and pass the time together as they age.”

Program:

Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu A Study of Fly (2018) 13 minutes, 16mm, color, sound

Leanna Kaiser Babes in the Woods (2019) 35 minutes, 16mm, color & b/w, sound

Nora Sweeney Birds of a Feather (2019) 25 minutes, 16mm, b/w, sound

 

Add to Google Calendar

You might also like:

  • Cinema
  • EPFC
  • January 22nd, 2020
director_chema_garcia_ibarra7

CHEMA GARCíA IBARRA RETROSPECTIVE + Q&A

Chema García Ibarra (Elche, Spain 1980) is one of the main representatives of the New Spanish Cinema. His films are known for "mixing costumbrismo – local social detail – with touches of cinéma-verité and low-fi sci-fi, seasoned with a singular sense of surreal humor" - Variety Magazine. He is now in Los Angeles attending to the HFPA - Film Independent Artist Residency. Come meet the filmmaker and enjoy an evening of career-spanning cinema.

Read more

Add to Google Calendar

  • Cinema
  • EPFC
  • February 22nd, 2020
SALON_52

NEW WORKS SALON LIII

This, the fifty-third program in the series, will feature new digital works including Corey Fogel’s House Bosom and Mounir Souss’s Memory tracing, le maroc pleure and new works in 16mm including Alee Peoples’ Standing Forward Full and Annapurna Kumar’s Something to Treasure, along with more works to be announced.

Read more

Add to Google Calendar