Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June 1-2 Synaesthetic Energies: Abstract Video With Live Music

Japanese video artist Makino Takashi collaborates with Portland musicians Tara Jane O'Neil and Brian Mumford to present the world premiere of Inter View, a 25 minute video piece. This is one of my favorite branches of video art, abstract, ambient video, it's best known proponent, Stan Brakhage. The Cinema Project presents two programs. Tuesday: No is E [2006, video, color, sound, 23 min.]; Elements of Nothing [2007, video, color, sound, 20 min.]; still in cosmos [2009, video, color, sound,18 min.]; All music by Jim O'Rourke. Wednesday: The Seasons [2008, video, color, sound, 30 min.] music by Jim O'Rourke; while we are here [2009, video, color, sound, 15 min.] music by COLLEEN; The Low Storm [2009, video, color, sound, 16 min.] music by Lawrence English; and Inter View [2010, video, color, 25 min.] original score performed by Tara Jane O'Neil and Brian Mumford. Takashi san will be in attendance to discuss his work. This is a great example of a very small Portland presenter, the Cinema Project, operating on a world stage. Full details at cinemaproject.org At the Clinton Street Theater. 7PM. $7, cash only.