Sunday, April 19, 2015

April 19 Forbidden Pure ESP

Pure Surface, a collaborative performance of a moving image maker, a dance performer and a writer, monthly, instantiates tonight, #15. It is Simon Boas, film; Jin Camou, dance and Robert Duncan Gray, text. Pure Surface at Valentines 232 SW Ankeny. Doors 6:00PM, performance 7 sharp Free

ESP TV is an online property, the future, as dinosaur broadcast networks lemming to oblivion. They travel the country, making a show before a live audience, like you. In Portland. Tonight.

Marcus Estes, Hits, MSHR, Ashby Lee Collinson and Goodwin are hosted by Matt Carlson, with videos by Sabrina Ratté, Peter Burr, Jeremy Rotsztain and Jeremy Couillard. (I have to say that TV, video, taping, filmmaker and broadcast are words in my writing here that are under review) More details at At S1 4148 NE Hancock Map 8PM-11

We would be remiss to not mention a showing today of a favorite (of many) film, Forbidden Planet. A 1956 science fiction film, it combines a thoughtful narrative with old school gender tropes, charming in a way for their datedness. It is an interpretation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and the prototype for the Star Trek series. Distress call, arrive at planet, seems charming, danger, gets more complicated, resolved, leave, happy, but thought-provoking ending.

In this case, the complicated is the challenge we face as we engage more machine systems and AI in our lives.

It is the first with an all electronic soundtrack, includes backgrounds by Disney animators, the ultimate straight man, Robby the Robot, and monsters from the id.

The film shows on the OMSI bigger than big screen as part of their science fiction series. At the OMSI Empirical Theater 1945 SE Water Noon $7