Saturday, November 11 at 8 PM  

Doors 7:30 pm; $5 admission.

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 forty-first program in the series, will include Luciano Piazza’s new 16mm film Las Vegas in 16 Parts. Piazza says in this work: “I explore the endless spectacle of an organic machine fed with fear and desire. It is a film constructed upon documentary images that aspire to become a fiction of an invented city. My gaze oscillated between the point of view of the scriptwriter of the simulacrum and the point of view of those who live in the simulacrum. Instead of trying to extract from Vegas a model to critique our “connectivity to the real”, I consider Vegas a “liquid ever-changing mirror.” I am fascinated with the bittersweet desire to belong to something, to be a significant part of the tradition that will narrate history, to find our reflection in a shining symbol.” The program will include several other short films TBA.

This screening is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Jamahke, young Mohave artist works for the Colorado River Indian Tribe Museum in Parker, Arizona. Skate lover and creative person, he carries and perpetuates an important heritage by learning and practicing traditional Bird Songs, which constitute spiritual maps and journeys through Mohave ancestral lands. One day, Jamahke is hired by a film production company to scout for landscape and locations for a period feature film, taking place in Mohave aboriginal territory.

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