Saturday, April 6, 2013, 12:00 am

CROSSROADS 2013 program 5

APPARENT MOTION: dyemark / Beige / Crater


2961 16th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

live projection performance works by Beige, Crater and dyemark

Admission: [$5 members / $10 non-members]
Festival Pass: [$25 members / $50 non-members] available here
Order advance tickets for this program here

CROSSROADS 2013 is sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing and Cole Hardware
thanks to promotional partner Oddball Film+Video

Apparent Motion is CROSSROADS’ annual celebration of projection as art and object, the cinematic exhibition apparatus exposed as a primal light and sound machine, an invention without a future, ripe for rediscovery. Evening includes performances by dyemark, Beige and Crater.

dyemark is Steven Dye, a multi-disciplinary artist working with sound, projection, and live performance. He has presented work and created site-specific installations and performances at venues throughout the world. Much of his work is collaborative, incorporating musical and theatrical performance, live accompaniment for film, instrument building, field recordings, found footage, camera-less filmmaking, expanded cinema techniques and site-specific sound and light installations. He is a member of the performing arts groups Wet Gate, and Epic[Abridged], works collaboratively with the musical groups Tarantel and Portraits and is a frequent contributor to the Illuminated Corridor project. His solo work with 16mm film projection is a direct engagement with the materials and apparatus of film projection. Developing dynamic compositions using sound and light that explore the relationships between what we hear and what we see.

Tonight dyemark presents an untitled composition for prepared projector, film loops and recorded sound.

Beige is the collaborative project of filmmakers Kent Long and Vanessa O’Neill, interested in the transformations and dimensions of layered 16mm projection with live sound composed and performed by Long. Beige presents a short program of dual-projection works, including Suspension (2008) by Vanessa O’Neill, presented for the first time with sound. The film layers a toned and black-and-white reel creating subtle shifts of hue and tone of abstracted seascape.

Through these works, we endeavor to keep present our physical selves, as we slowly succumb to the screen’s dissociative veil. (Beige)

Crater is a collective of creation and audiovisual improvisation, focused on expanded cinema projects, installation and film performances. Based on the research of experimental audiovisual narratives, Crater’s work focuses on analog film formats projected as ephemeral and performative acts with the direct intervention of the artists/filmmakers and their relationship with the process of creation/reception from the spectator. Based in Barcelona, Spain, Crater is Luis Macías and Adriana Vila Guevara. Tonight they present Tejido Conectivo.

Tejido Conectivo (2011–13) by Crater; performance with 16mm, Super-8mm and 8mm projectors; optical, magnetic and digital sound
Tejido Conectivo is conceived as changeable film performances made of found home movies. Focused on the creative recycling of unknown memories, Tejido Conectivo celebrates the materiality of cinema, making visible the whole process of projection and manual intervention, creating live the appearance of visual and audio atmospheres projected as simultaneous overlapping stories.” (Crater)

Crater’s visit to CROSSROADS 2013 is supported Acción Cultural Española (special thanks to José Manuel Gómez Vidal), by the Cultural Office of the Consulate General of Spain, San Francisco (special thanks to Maria Jose Benito and Ana Morán) and by the Institut Ramon Llull.