Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents Time as Material

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from Phi Phenomenon
Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents Time as Material

50 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
May 9th, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

downtown/east la
(213) 626-6222
experimental cinema
$12 general admission, $7 students with valid I.D., FREE for MOCA and Los Angeles Filmforum members; must present current membership card to claim free ticket. Tickets available at


By the middle of last century, many artists stopped using their materials to represent something and instead focused in on the materials themselves: paint was only paint, metal only metal, etc. Likewise, artists working in cinema ceased trying to represent time and began to work with it directly. Through diverse means and subjects, each film in this program explores time as a material. From Andy Warhol’s slow cinema, at once luscious and austere, to the crystalline precision of Ernie Gehr’s formalism, this program of challenging and often surprisingly humorous works presents a new way of thinking about how cinema came to consider time itself.

Screening (subject to change):
Mario Banana (Nos. 1 and 2) by Andy Warhol (1964, 16mm, black and white, silent, 7 min)

fluxfilm #4, Disappearing Music for Face by Chieko Shiomi (1966, 16mm [shown on DVD], black and white, silent, 11 min)

Sailboat by Joyce Wieland (1967, 16mm, color, sound, 3 min)

Hand Catching Lead by Richard Serra (1968, 16mm, black and white, silent, 3 min)

Hand Lead Fulcrum by Richard Serra (1968, 16mm, black and white, silent, 3 min)

Phi Phenomenon by Morgan Fischer (1968, 16mm, black and white, silent, 11 min)

Lemon by Hollis Frampton (1969, 16mm, color, silent, 7 min)

Wilkinson Household Fire Alarm by Morgan Fisher (1973, 16mm, color, sound, 1.5 min)

A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, California by Owen Land (formerly known as George Landow) (1974, 16mm, color, sound, 12 min)

RESTORING THE APPEARANCE TO ORDER IN 12 MIN. by Coleen Fitzgibbon (1975, 16mm, color, sound, 10 min)

Untitled by Ernie Gehr (1977, 16mm, color, silent, 5 min)

Total running time 73.5 min