March 8, 2009, 7pm
3rd Ward (map)
Existing footage is dissected, edited and altered into something new and never seen. Whole landscapes are altered before your eyes in seconds. Created in collaboration with guest curator, Blanca De La Torre, the show features the unreal animation of Rob Carter and the amazing appropriated videos of Christoph Draeger.
Then(!) wrap up your weekend and the Bushwick SITE performance festival with an AFTER PARTY! Festival goers, Moviehouse lovers and Sunday blues busters are invited to dance the night away to the video rhythms of VJ Clay Franklin. Featuring Off The Rope, a very special live video dance performance by Elena Demyanenko and Itziar Barrio that plays with hidden and obstructed perspectives.
Metropolis by Rob Carter
This quirky and abridged narrative history of Charlotte, NC captures the development of one of the fastest growing American cities with stop motion video animation. Physically manipulated aerial still images of the city (both real and fictional), create a landscape in constant motion. Made entirely from images printed on paper, the animation literally represents this sped up urban planners dream. The video travels into an imagined hubristic future, of more and more skyscrapers, sports arenas and a suffering environment – capturing our paper-thin significance, no matter how many monuments of steel, glass and concrete we build.
Apocalypse Now by Christoph Draeger and Martin Frei
Explore your fascination with breaking, exploding, and drowning & analyze our notions of fear, horror, death and the afterlife through the fractured lens of cinema. Apocolypse Now investigates the themes of disaster and catastrophe by slicing together snippets from 50 films using found footage.
Off The Rope by Itziar Barrio & Elena Demyanenko
An intriguing, beguiling and fascinating look into the state of individual existence, psychosis and shared experiences. Who are they? Who do we want them to be? Who are we comfortable with- out all of them? Who do we need them to be? And why? Some of the overlapping questions in the viewer’s mind during and after this engrossing and occasionally haunting work include, just how does this event and that event happen? Is it live, or is it memorex?? And this is an artistic statement designed to formulate questions in the viewer’s mind, rather than to baffle the viewer.
Site Festival by Arts in Bushwick
Bushwick’s first multi-location performance festival! Bushwick SITE Festival is a two day interdisciplinary event, highlighting the diversity of performance in Bushwick. SITE centers around three hub spaces: Chez Bushwick, the Bushwick Starr, and Lumenhouse; performances will also take places in alternate locations including galleries, homes, studios, streets, and gardens. Encompassing theatre, dance, music, and other forms of performance art, SITE seeks to expand the interaction between spectators and spectacle, as both artists and visitors move through a plethora of spaces, events, media, and styles.