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RED EYE CINEMA: 2005 SUMMER PROGRAM
JULY 22 DESTIJL PRESENTS:
JULY 23 RABBIT + FORCEFIELD -- THIRD ANNUAL ROGGABOGGA
JULY 29 DESTIJL PRESENTS:
JULY 30 THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
RED EYE CINEMA
15 W 14th Street
7:30PM doors open
8:15PM doors close
Limited free parking is available in the Emerson School parking lot, located one block from the theater, west of La Salle on 14th St.
FRIDAY JULY 22
spiritual growth / development happens in numerous ways.
everyone is entitled to my opinion.
the artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without
for people who like peace and quiet: a phoneless cord.
ahem, some people gonna travel the globe:
THE TAJ MAHAL TRAVELERS ON TOUR
16mm / black & white / mono / 70�
the Taj Mahal Travellers were a special meeting of new music / art /
spirit / love under the leadership of Takehisa kosugi, who would later
be widely known for his work with david behrman, john cage, merce
cunningham (a working relationship that continues to this day), jud
yalkut, etc. TMT were a minimally documented (three recs from �71 �
�73) exploratory troupe of lysergically inspired sound / time sculptors
whose influence is felt more today than ever before, clearly witnessed
in the works of double leopards, vibracathedral orchestra, hototogisu,
and many of the other hot young things of today.
a curious aside, a similar middle east via euro path is chartered by
embryo, in Vagabunden Karawane, which you surely saw at the last
some people aren�t.
some are gonna stick around home and quizzically examine their
thankfully, some even document the process.
when choosing between two evils, i always like to try the one I've
never tried before.
tongue in cheek happiness is good health and a bad memory.
OLD TIMES / YEAR OF THE STONE
video / color / mono /
produced 2005 / 2002 /
written / directed by heidi diehl
1. EARTH DANCE (7�)
video conferencing with wooden wand and the vanishing voice.
�satya sai sweetback plays oxblood boots�.
archivo � futurism, collaborative myth � making, movements of wonder
2. DOWN WITH THE DUMPSTER (9�)
examining waste / re � use.
3. FROM BEADED TO BUSTED (16�)
ultra lo � fi renderings of busted bracelet, millennial yonkers � based
mystic rap group.
last known copy of this film recently uncovered in Houston TX compact
this is very old and it is all true.
a story that has to be told.
SATURDAY JULY 23
Turntables + video destruction from folks in Diamonds, Seawhores, Noise Quean Ant. Last time they played at the Red Eye they broke Maya Deren's films wide open. This time they're playing without the crutch.
FORCEFIELD -- THIRD ANNUAL ROGGABOGGA
2002, 21:24 min, color, sound
1. Third Annual Roggabogga Motion Picture 2002, 6:21 min, color and b&w, sound, 16 mm film
2. Video Field Recording 2002, 15:12 min, color, sound
3. Brown Shmoo 2002, 36 sec, color, sound
Third Annual Roggabogga is the installation created by Forcefield for the Whitney Museum's Biennial Exhibition of 2002. For the installation, the artists created a diorama with neo-tribal figures, films, objects and sounds. The environment incorporated projected film animation, silkscreened wallpaper, blinking lights and other standing figures. During museum hours, the four artists stood inside the installation, dressed in their shroud outfits. This tape includes the dazzling abstract animation central to the installation, a document of the environment, and Brown Shmoo, a snapshot of the eponymous figure contemplating his "natural environment."
Third Annual Roggabogga Motion Picture is a mass of pulsing, swirling colors, with a chaotic soundtrack of droning tones and densely layered electronic beeps. This piece is a video version of the 16 mm stop-motion animated film that was projected for the three-month duration of the Third Annual Roggabogga installation at the Whitney.
Video Field Recording is a fifteen-minute document of the Third Annual Roggabogga installation. The camera roams the dark cave that was part of the environment; museum-goers examine the scene. An imposing collection of furry, knit-clad figures randomly squawk, beep, gurgle and blink, while the film Motion Picture is projected in the background. Intermittent flashes of brilliant light transform the space.
Of the final vignette, the artists write: "Brown Shmoo is the last recorded document of the Brown Shmoo in his natural environment, shortly after his term in the Third Annual Roggabogga. The Brown Shmoo was last seen on a Greyhound bus in Joshua Tree, California, heading East to Las Vegas."
-Electronic Arts Intermix
FRIDAY JULY 29
the basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting
you can't let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.
and when you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will
command the attention of the world.
video / color / mono / 26 min
conceived / written / directed by ed askew & ernst
19 may 1986
ed askew hails from hartford CT and is one of the most exciting
excavations in the past few eons or so. his recorded paens of sadness /
longing are intensely private, deeply seductive, wiggy and wonderful.
After leaving yale with a fine arts degree ed landed various teaching
gigs. high schoolers don�t want to paint, and ed gave it up to play
music. new haven�s coffeehouse scene was essentially the basement of
church and ESP alums erica pomerance and bill horowitz, as well as a
teenage michael bolton, also shared the stage. chops were clearly
honed; songs this beautiful are not born without hard knocks. don�t be
an asshole: buy the records. and put on your ears.
Why the fuck is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human
felicity yet the graveyards are full of indispensable men.
I USED TO LIVE HERE
video / color / mono / 7 min
conceived / written / directed by ed askew / douglas poper / david
a thoughtful sight job of ed�s work at that time. most notable is the
development of carpal tunnel; he�d worn the bone to a mere frazzle. The
tipple�s replacement by a keyboard continues as the default instro to
the current day. but, whatevs, the practice of art as catharsis results
in the healthier being. thought is the blossom; language the bud;
action the fruit behind. his chords ring in the higher key.
we�re gonna close the evening with some unannounced specificities.
don�t ask and I won�t tell but you snooze / you lose.
SATURDAY JULY 30
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
w/ music by SALUBRIOUS INVERTEBRAE
"Undoubtably one of the most exciting and inspired horror movies ever made. The story is a classic sampling of experssionist paranoia about a hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to do his murders, full of the gloom and fear that prevailed in Germany as it emerged from WWI. There are plenty of extremely boring sociological/critical accounts of the film; best to avoid them and enjoy the film's extraordinary use of painted light and Veidt's [the somnambulist] marvellous performance. Incidentally, the influence of Caligari on the cinema is much more problematic than some historians suppose. Thematically it has rarely been copied, and the style only really infiltrated in dream sequences and other odd devices."
-David Pirie/TIME OUT