Sunday, February 9, 2003

Classification-Resistant What-Have-Yous: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE In Residence

Program Y, Breakthroughs In Sprocket Science!

San Francisco Art Institute

tENT’s second screening showcases recent media manipulations and perceptual conundrums including In Perplexing Pursuit of the Prodigy Paleontologist (a mobius mystery), Foiled Again! (foil hats as symbols of resistance to mind control), Shuffle Mode (the philosophical side of permutation), Space Ballet (condensed) (a surveillance dance), Where We’re Trailer #2 (why bother to check out the feature when you can check into the trailer?), Lab Rats Explain Their Veggie-Oil Powered Van (run your diesel vehicle on fish & chips waste), Who is tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE? (a “demo reel” from Ken Bye’s in-progress documentary about tENT), Cuntralia (making movies about sexual obsession can be dangerous to one’s health) and Guitarists Anonymous Withdrawal Aids (learn how to break banal habits), a performance work for VCR, filmstrip, slides and (sampled) guitar. Mingle with tENT at a reception following the show. (Steve Polta)