Friday, February 3, 2006

For the Record (Catalog of Motion)

California College of the Arts

These recent works merge history and historical record in varied dances of repetition and release, meditating on the plight of the photographed human subject, suspended in time and fixed on film as ancient insects in amber. Using material drawn from appropriated sources, these films preserve original contexts, uses, and intentions while placing them into vibration and resonance with newer meanings, considerations, and experiences. Screening: Carolyn Faber’s For The Record, Peter Kubelka’s Poetry And Truth, Leslie Thornton’s Another Worldy, and two by Ken Jacobs: Mountaineer Spinning and A Tom Tom Chaser-a digital-era consideration of his 1969 classic. (Steve Polta)