Thursday, November 29, 2012

Locative Media: The Projected Edifice

Ben Wood and others In Person

Ninth Street Independent Film Center

presented in association with the Ninth Street Independent Film Center
[members: $5 / non-members: $10]
Order advance tickets here.

In his work with “locative media” and large-scale public projection events, British-born visual artist Ben Wood combines cutting-edge media technology with historical subject matter, enlivening architecture and public space while evoking voices and stories from submerged and forgotten persons, histories and cultures. Recognized worldwide for these spectacular interventions in space and time—and locally for large-scale public displays on Coit Tower and within Mission Dolores—tonight Wood, in collaboration with his SFAI course on Locative Media, creates an architectural video installation at the site of Cinematheque’s home at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center. Using the building’s screening room, façade and frosted front windows, the group will present a one-night-only collaborative video installation/event also to include live performance and other visual experiments intended to transform the building’s edifice with projected narratives both within and without. This event is part of a series of such stagings by Wood planned at various Bay Area locations including the Internet Archive and the Mozilla Foundation. (Steve Polta & Ben Wood)