Language Formed In Light: Part 1 Curated by Clint Enns

Language Formed In Light: A selection of works by Shana Moulton Curated by Clint Enns
Tuesday May 31, 2011 at 7PM
The Black Lodge
3rd Floor Artspace (100 Arthur)
Free

PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts is excited to announce a new screening series to be presented over the next four months. Language Formed in Light is comprised of four different film screening nights featuring experimental films and video art by four recognized artists from Canada and the United States. The works in this series were selected due to their innovative use of cinematic language. Some of the titles create an entirely new filmic language, while others focus on expanding the established cinematic vocabulary. This screening series will be the part of a serial presentation guest-curated by Clint Enns for PLATFORM and recognizes the work in film and video by note-worthy contributors to the medium.

The first installment of Language Formed in Light is a selection from Shana Moulton’s Whispering Pines series. The Whispering Pines series incorporates “live animation” techniques, lo-fi aesthetics and generally hacked objects. Moulton’s use of cinematic language can easily be seen as an expansion of the narrative methods developed by Maya Daren in Meshes of the Afternoon. In her work, Moulton uses repetition and circular narrative to examine the interplay between consumerism, psychedelia, New Age philosophy and the mundane. However, Moulton’s videos are anything but bland.

The objects in Cynthia’s (Shana Moulton’s alter ego) possession act as portals into her own overactive subconscious, wherein hallucinatory sequences explore the nature of material and spiritual concerns in contemporary culture. Thomas Beard (Light Industry) has stated, “As a serial form, however, Whispering Pines is not so much a soap opera as a one-women Twin Peaks.” In addition to various Whispering Pines episodes, we will also show the related video The Mountain Where Everything is Upside Down, a video in which Moulton as her alter ego Cynthia performs a hallucinatory exercise routine involving a work-out ball and magic crystals!

Program:
Whispering Pines 1
Whispering Pines 2
Whispering Pines 4
Whispering Pines 6
Whispering Pines 7
Whispering Pines 9
Feeling Free with 3D Magic Eye Remix
The Mountain Where Everything is Upside Down
The Galactic Pot Healer

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~ by cineflyer on May 20, 2011.

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