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Perpetual Motion, Program Seven: Cinema of Confrontation/The End

  • Gray Area Art + Technology 2665 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)
PERPETUAL MOTION, PROGRAM 7: CINEMA OF CONFRONTATION / THE END
Bruce McClure (Brooklyn) | Greg Pope + Sult (Norway/Oakland)

Perpetual Motion goes out with a bang! As centerpiece to this conclusive program, Greg Pope (UK/Norway)—known for his exhilarating and masterful projection performance collaborations with various notables of the Scandinavian noise underground—returns to the Bay with Oslo/Oakland acoustic noise trio Sult to perform SKELETON, a dance macabre in four movements, conjured from a battery of slide projectors and hand-cranked flicker devices. “A darkened room—our cinema cave—our shelter and religion. Ghosts dance in the flame, images are cast and the wood splits. Sound waves and light waves radiate and refract. Skeleton comes to life…” 

Program is opened and closed by Performance Cinema powerhouse Bruce McClure (Brooklyn). Fresh from an extensive mid-career retrospective at the 2016 International Film Festival Rotterdam, McClure presents two performance sets of ROTORATTLERS—deconstructive prepared projector performances for flickering film loops, optical sound, effects pedals and 3000 watt Atomic strobes. While many have attempted (and even succeeded at) “stripping cinema to its absolute essentials”—light, darkness, sound—only in the work of McClure are these constituent parts so finely chopped, blended, pureed and synesthetically fused. “After all, wreckage is often more interesting than structure.”—Bruce McClure

full program details, artists' bios and more:
http://www.sfcinematheque.org/screenings/perpetual-motion-program-7/
FULL SERIES DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE:
http://www.sfcinematheque.org/screenings/perpetual-motion/
Earlier Event: December 7
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