Los Angeles Filmforum and LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition) invite you to join us for a rare screening of early film works by Los Angeles artist Steve Roden, presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Shells,Bells,Steps and Silences, currently on view at LACE. This screening includes Roden’s first film, “the dreams of ophelia”, from 1989, as well as many never before screened super 8mm projects from early 1990’s - some of which will be accompanied by improvised sound scores performed live by the artist. The evening will also include Roden’s 2011 16mm film, Striations, inspired by Dennis Oppenheim's early films, Gary Beydler's Hand Held Day, and the work of Jess.
Steve Roden in person performing live scores to his early films!
Some Los Angeles premieres!
Roden's working process uses various forms of specific notation (words, musical scores, maps, etc.) and translates them through self-invented systems into scores; which then influence the process of creating the work. These scores, rigid in terms of their parameters and rules, are also full of holes for intuitive decisions and left turns. The inspirational source material becomes a kind of formal skeleton for the finished abstract works. In his visual works, translations of information such as text and maps become rules and systems for generating visual actions such as color choices, number of elements, and image building.
Filmforum’s screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and the Metabolic Studio. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.
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