EARLY MONTHLY SEGMENTS #71 6th Anniversary Ito, Lowder, Sharits
EARLY MONTHLY SEGMENTS #71
Takashi Ito Rose Lowder Paul Sharits
Film is capable of presenting unrealistic worlds as a vivid reality and creating a strange space peculiar to the media. My major intention is to change the ordinary every day life scenes and draw the audience myself into a vortex of supernatural illusion by exercising the magic of films.
To celebrate our sixth anniversary weve assembled an evening of determined visual magic, radical geometry and single frame exaltation. Takashi Itos sublime Spacy uses the Droste effect or mise-en-abyme, to turn 700 photographs of a gymnasium into a glorious ten-minute kinetic voyage. Paul Sharitss seminal Ray Gun Virus is a colour field flicker film that offers a visceral palette of sensory pleasures. Rose Lowders Scenes de la vie francaise: La Ciotat is from her four-part series Scenes de la vie francaise which references the Lumieres and shows two versions of the same scene, shot frame by frame acutely examining the impact of scale, duration and time. La Ciotat features animated landscapes of the port, dry docks, shipyard workers, launched tankers, fishermen and the beach, showing us contrasting views of the Cote dAzur port city with graceful perception.
Spacy, Takashi Ito, 1980-1981, Japan, 16mm, 10 minutes, sound
Scenes de la vie francaise: La Ciotat, Rose Lowder, 1986, France, 16mm, 31 minutes, silent
Ray Gun Virus, Paul Sharits, 1966, USA, 16mm, 14 minutes, sound
@ Gladstone Hotel, Ballroom
1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Monday March 16, 2015
8:00 PM screening
$5 - 10 suggested donation
Thanks to CFMDC, Light Cone, Josh Romphf and the Gladstone Hotel.
EMS #72 Monday April 20, 2015 TBA