Mono No Aware VI - Cinema-Arts Exhibition
MONO NO AWARE is an organized group of individuals working to promote the cinematic experience through art, film and literature. Based in Brooklyn, NY. MONO NO AWARE presents screenings, operates filmmaking workshops, and hosts an international exhibition for contemporary artists and filmmakers whose work incorporates Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a live performance or installation.
MONO NO AWARE VI presents 14 works in the form of performance, dance, sculpture, installation, interactive artwork and expanded cinema.
Installation work on FRIDAY NIGHT includes:
16 MM MULTI-PROJECTION INSTALLATION / FILM LOOPS WITH TWO-WAY MIRROR & OPTICAL SOUND ENVIRONMENT
ROBERT HOWSARE (KANSAS CITY, KANSAS)
IV Phases explores chance operations and interventions upon film through the use of multiple projectors and film loops. The hand-printed imagery references the structure and systems of the celluloid frame. When played through optical sound projectors, the printed mark on the 16mm film creates it’s own soundtrack, determined by the pattern and opacity of the ink. Conceptually, IV Phases presents the seemingly infinite possibilities that exist from a finite system, as film loops of varying lengths are continually falling in and out of sync creating continuously shifting imagery. When viewed from the back, the two-way mirror acts as a screen for the layered projection, while simultaneously becoming a projector/reflector that deconstructs the layers upon the opposite wall. The apparatus is now implicated in it’s own projection creating a volleying between material and process. The projection allows an opportunity for further possibilities of chance operation through audience interaction.
Robert Howsare works with non-traditional matrices and processes to explore the anomalies that occur within systems. He received his BFA in 2008 from the Kansas City Art Institute and graduated with an MFA from Ohio University this past spring. Robert Howsare is a 2012-2013 Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio Resident.
SELECTED SCENES WOVEN FROM STAR WARS IV A NEW HOPE AND STAR WARS V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
SUPER 8 MM FILM WITH PROJECTED LIGHT / BACK LIT INSTALLATION
MARY STARK (MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM)
‘SELECTED SCENES’ is a hanging tapestry hand-made from Super 8mm celluloid film and lit by un-spooled projectors. Mary has come to understand the tactile objects she creates as 'edits' and sees a reel of film as a spool of thread.
Mary is studying a practice-led PhD investigating how the shared language of textile construction and film editing might create new narratives in sculptural and photographic forms. She recently gained an MA in Photography with Distinction at the Manchester School of Art. Before postgraduate study she gained a degree in Embroidery, taught video production and project managed professional short films and documentaries. Mary is currently a Lecturer on the Textiles in Practice programme at the Manchester School of Art.
16 MM SINGLE PROJECTION / FILM LOOP
MIRO HOFFMANN (ALLSTON, MASSACHUSETTS)
EXPANSION CONTRACTION consists of a 16 mm film loop taking an untraditional path. The film travels on a set of rollers, up the wall, across the ceiling, and feeds back into the projector. The celluloid becomes a line drawn through space, and exposes the moving image flashing past the light of the projector. The single projection installation is a one-minute loop of layered patterns of flashing color that warps the flattening of space.
Miro Hoffmann is a practicing artist living in Boston, Massachusetts, and a current candidate for a BFA at School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University in spring of 2013.
“Before college I was predominantly a painter, and have slowly moved my interests in painting (light, color, space, form, depth, perspective) towards a merging of 16mm film with painting, sculpture, and light to form moving painting/sculptural film loops.”
ZOETROPE / PEDAL POWERED INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
JODIE MACK (WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, NEW HAMPSHIRE)
A pedal-powered zoetrope culled together from an exercise bike of experimental animation legend Cecile Starr, a piece from a discarded animation stand, an old bike wheel, and single light source - re-calls a pre-cinematic miracle: the magic of motion.
Jodie Mack is an independent moving-image practitioner who received her MFA in film, video, and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and currently teaches animation at Dartmouth College. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Mack's 16mm films have screened at a variety of venues including the Anthology Film Archives, Images Festival, Los Angeles Filmforum, Onion City Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. She has also worked as a curator and administrator with Dartmouth's EYEWASH: Experimental Films and Videos, Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival, Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Eye and Ear Clinic, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Chicago's-favorite micro-cinema, The Nightingale. Additionally, Mack is an Illinois Arts Council media arts fellow and the 2010 co-recipient of the Orphan Film Symposium's Helen Hill Award.
Please visit our site for the full listing of all works shown on FRIDAY AND SATURDAY