Thursday, May 22, 2003

Haptic Refractions

A Cameraless Evening

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Co-presented with SF Camerawork’s exhibition Agitate: Negotiating the Photographic Process, May 13-June 14, at 1246 Folsom Street

A cinema based on touch, gestures of contact between the surface of film and the world, is the basis of tonight’s screening. Emulsive transformations, both human and the earth’s, palimpsests of paint and scratchings, or traces left by light and life transform the site of film into a new experience of sight. Films include: silt’s performance of their triptych Untitled (excerpted from All Pieces of a River Shore), a continuation of their investigations of film emulsion as a microcosmic peering into the earth’s crust, Fred Worden’s Automatic Writing 2, Rock Ross’ Psycho Porpoise, Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof’s Light Magic, Saul Levine’s Light Lick: Only Sunshine, Karen Johannesen’s Untitled, Alexis Bravos’ The World’s Dry Lever, Luis Recoder’s Silver Recovery, Steve Polta’s A Glimpse of Soviet Science and Phil Solomon and Stan Brakhage’s … (The Seasons). (Irina Leimbacher and Steve Polta)