with Casey Anderson, Ezra Buchla, and Mark So
Echo Park Film Center
May 30, 2013, 8pm
Five Lines. Digital video and live musical performance, color, sound; 2012; 16 min.
A spot of sunlight moves over five, hand-drawn lines, transforming the screen into a subtly shifting musical score.
OPENING. 16mm film, color, sound and silent, with live musical accompaniment; 2007; 25 min.
OPENING reveals the city in the landscape and the landscape in the city. The images come from in-between spaces: off-ramps and back alleys. Instead of stitching these unlike things together, the cuts create space and emphasize distance. Three musicians playing very clear, quiet, long tones accompany the film. The indeterminacy of the music provides a stark contrast to the fixed nature of the film print.
Two Suns. 16mm film and live musical performance, color, sound; 2013; 2.5 min.
A new version of Five Lines for 16mm film.
Veils (work in progress). 16mm, color, silent; 2013; 15 min.
A hand-made, paint soaked film, allowing evaporation, dust, crystallization, mold, and more to inform the image.
Madison Brookshire is a Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker. He has screened his work at the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Migrating Forms, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Los Angeles Filmforum, REDCAT, and the Hammer Museum. He has also had solo exhibitions at Parker Jones in Culver City and Presents Gallery in Brooklyn as well as performances at the wulf., The Lab, Betalevel, and Artists’ Television Access.