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OJOBOCA: NEW PICTURE CHRONICLES – TRAVELING TOUR

Being two separate compendiums of moving pictures representing events and personages of recent history, profane and sacred. Presented in the form of a 16mm film and a 35mm slide projector performance. Appearing throughout Southern California on:

November 26th @ California State University, San Marcos,

November 29th @ Tiki-Ko – Bakersfield, CA (1919 K St, Bakersfield, CA 93301),

November 30th @ Bart’s Books – Ojai, CA (302 W Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023)

and concluding with a secret pop-up in Joshua Tree, CA on December 9th…..

Please email info@echoparkfilmcenter for more information re: locations and times.  

The Program:

Comfort Stations

16mm | 26 min | color & b/w | 2018

All this material was found. From what we can gather, it makes up some sort of psychological test. A couple, seemingly non-professionals, created the test. We don’t have their names, only their initials: B and K.

In a box we found two film cans and a folder. Inside film can A there was a roll of 16mm picture negative. Inside film can B there was a roll of 16mm sound negative.

External Shudders

Studies for a new insect cinema
35mm slides, external shutters, rotating screen | 40 min | 2019

We present our existing attempts at creating a new insect cinema based on the theory of spirit anarchy put forth by Dagmara Král, creator of the first insect cinema.

(Please keep in mind this cinema is not intended for human subjects. This presentation is meant to be solely illustrative. Any experiential effects are strictly peripheral.)

Biography:

Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy are filmmakers based in Berlin. They work together under the moniker OJOBOCA. They have presented their films and performances in a wide variety of venues and festivals worldwide, among them the Wexner Center for the Arts, Vienna Film Museum, HKW, Künstverein München, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Berlin Film Festival, Visions du Réel, RIDM, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Dornieden and González Monroy are members of the artist-run film lab LaborBerlin.

Presented by ECHO PARK FILM CENTER and made possible in part by WUNDERBAR TOGETHER: Germany and the US, an initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by Goethe Institute and supported by BDI The Voice of German Industry.

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