Pictured above: No Worries by Zach Iannazzi
curated by John Davis
presented in association with
Bimodal Press, Southern Exposure and The Lab
Performances will also be LIVE-STREAMED at www.twitch.tv/bimodalpress
all programs + details here
Artists In Person:
Bill Basquin + Paul DeMarinis • Lynn Marie Kirby + Zach Iannazzi • Headboggle + Greta Snider
Admission: $10 General/$6 Cinematheque Members and members of The Lab.
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COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: Proof of vaccination (including booster) required for all attendees. Masks must be worn at all times while in the venue.
Gravity Spells II is a four-evening series of sound, music and live cinema performance featuring twenty-four Bay Area artists collaborating through live cinema, music and sound art practices. Curated by John Davis, Gravity Spells II celebrates Bimodal Press’ multimedia publication of the same name. Full details on this series and publication available here.
Gravity Spells II: Program Two
Bill Basquin + Paul DeMarinis
Lynn Marie Kirby + Zach Iannazzi
Headboggle + Greta Snider
Bill Basquin is an artist who works in multiple media and, often, 16mm film. Basquin’s practice includes attuning to worlds both wild and domestic. He filmed his recent feature-length film From Inside of Here (2020) by making eight solo camping trips to the Gila National Forest in New Mexico, where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service piloted a reintroduction program of the near-extinct Mexican Grey Wolf. Basquin’s films have been shown at MIX NYC, the Sundance Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival and the New York Museum of Modern Art.
Paul DeMarinis has been making noises with wires, batteries and household appliances since the age of four. His works combine interactive software, synthetic speech and noise with obsolete or impossible media. He has exhibited and performed throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Lynn Marie Kirby works in a variety of time-based forms, including film, public installation and performance, engaging our relationship to place, often with text, often with collaborators. Lately she has performed site interventions outside and alongside established art systems enlarging the idea of the exhibition and its relation to the public.
Zach Iannazzi is an artist based in Oakland, California. His work has been screened at the Austrian Film Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), Image Forum (Tokyo), the New York Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive and TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Derek Gedalecia, aka Headboggle, has been performing electronic keyboard-based soundscapes for several years in the Bay Area in over a hundred local performances at venues ranging from GTK to YBCA. Incorporating lowbrow with highbrow art, music and comedy, Headboggle’s intent is to fuse together a new ecstatic improvisational performance style with a carefully crafted musical underbed. In his formative years, Gedalecia studied classical and ragtime piano from noted ragtime composer/revivalist Dr. Brian Dykstra.
Greta Snider – Greta Snider has utilized a combination of original and archival material to create nonfiction art cinema of a personal nature. Her single screen films on 16mm lean heavily on the creative use of montage, interweaving the personal and historical in a number of short essay films. Her stereoscopic performances and installations take the materiality of film and family photos, to reshape themes of memory, loss, and personal histories in a more intimate, affective experience. Snider teaches experimental filmmaking at San Francisco State University.
Gravity Spells II: The Publication
Gravity Spells II celebrates Bimodal Press’ publication of the same name: a multimedia “bundle” featuring 2 LPs, 4 DVDs, a perfect bound letterpress booklet containing original commissioned essays, color images, artist bios, a silkscreened show poster and announcement card, packaged in a hand-printed sleeve.
LP (sound/music): Paul DeMarinis; Suki O’Kane; Laetitia Sonami; Zachary James Watkins
DVD (moving images): Kieth Evans; Zach Iannazzi; Janis Crystal Lipzin; Scott Stark
Original Writing: John Davis; Steve Anker; Brian Darr; Paul DeMarinis; Tooth (arc); Kathleen Quillian; Tanya Zimbardo
Publication will be available for purchase at all performance events
or via San Francisco Cinematheque here.
Gravity Spells II is dedicated with love to the memory of Paul Clipson who perpetually guides and inspires us through his indelible humor, vision, commitment to craft and deep generosity of spirit. We miss you buddy!