ROBERT BECK MEMORIAL CINEMA PRESENTS FEBRUARY 2001
February - PERIPHERAL PROGRAM
Matt McCormick (Portland, OR) presents the (first ever?)
peripheral produce show here in NYC. Matt's very "regular"
all-media series is transplanted here for one night, with a whole
passel of artists distributed by his ultra-cool Rodeo
Filmco video distro warehouse. All Portland, all the time.
You're likely to see: Vyrotonin Decision, joe p. bear, Stain
and a clip from a new project by Matt himself, followed by Vanessa
Renwick's The Yodeling Lesson, Miranda July's Atlanta, Labor Movement
by Alain Letourneau, untitled by Brad Adkins and Knuckle
Down by Sarah Marcus and Kate Hardy.
February - SPY VS. SPY
Tonight the RBMC presents a double header of Hampshire College cine-diarists:
Brian Coffey and N.K.L. Young. Brian begins the program
with Gatefold Ephemera, a Super-8mm double projection. "I
shot one roll of S8 film every day for one month. Each day was conceived
and edited to stand on its own. I was not concerned with there being
a great deal of continuity between each piece. The film does not
attempt to document and is not a journal in any traditional sense.
Instead, the film is a collection of false starts, aborted attempts,
and digressions. I always intended for the film to be a double projection
and thought of the collection as a double album. And like all double
albums, there is plenty of filler." Mr. Young follows with "two
collections of his short movies interpreting haiku poems (19 poems
in all)... 'VideoRenga' and 'CineRenga.' The movies
take a bunch of approaches to interpretation of text to image, translations
of forms, video and film 'hand-processing' and signal disruption
and generational loss and format transfers.... fun too." You bet!
February - PRESSURE SYSTEM
RBMC regular Glen Fogel presents a program of his own handprocessed
super 8 films and film/video hybrids. Expect multiple projections,
including a film on video projection (The Old and the New?). Titles
include: Control Sequences (2001), Reflex (1999),
Pressure System (2000), Coming Home (2000), Endless
Obsession (2000) and Universal Leader (1999), plus more
TBA. "In addition, I will be showing films that I feel have influenced
my work... by Aaron Scott, Greta Snider, Luther Price, and
Isabelle Riva. This list is almost definite but may be subject
February - RECENT WORK AND REMAINS
Rounding out the shortest month, Konrad Steiner (SF) presents
a program of his brilliant films. "What can you expect from California?
Pretty pictures and nice music to whileaway the moments between other
things you have to take care of -- just more entertainments for your
waking pleasure. Or, if you prefer, minute analyses,experience residues
and visual puns to loosen your grasp on reality." Titles include:
The Big Change (Not exactly Bardo Follies), Remains
(What the Berlin Wall meant to me, also: not exactly The Dead), 19
Scenes Relating to a Trip to Japan (dual projection version) (Don't
conclude anything simple about the title), Floating by Eagle Rock
/ She is Asleep (An homage to the Pacific Rim and someone I met
there), Bum Series (Montage to a poem by Leslie Scalapino)
and Devil Egged (Montage to an unnamable guitar player's best
All programs on Tuesdays at 9pm at Collective Unconscious,
145 Ludlow St. NYC $5 Admission
shows New York City
The Robert Beck Memorial Cinema websight maintains a short list of
the shows that have been circulating by word of mouth.
This is a totally open, unmaintained calendar which is fairly-functional,
but worth trying. Just hit refresh a bunch of times until it works.
Fogel's Pressure System (see 20