Several years ago Viennese filmmaker Gustav Deutsch was given a pocket viewer as a present. In this micro-viewer was an 8mm sex film loop depicting an eternal copulation. Deutsch bought more viewers in a Hamburg sex shop and prepared his own films for an imagined mini-cinema. Tonight’s Pocket Cinema ‘screening’ provides pocket viewers for one hundred participants. Visitors are given one minute to observe 100 loops before passing each on to the next person. Each loop deals with a basic aspect of repetition in life and film. “Rhythmically repeated movements were a presupposition for the origin of our life. Regularly repeated phases of being awake and asleep keep us alive. Because of rhythmically repeated motions we are able to move…With Pocket Cinema I trace repetition as the essential element of film and life.”
EARLY EVENING EXPERIMENTAL
Sundays, 5:30 pm SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
Morning (1968), Wait (1968), both by Ernie Gehr; See You Later/Au Revoir (1990, Michael Snow); passage a l’acte (1993, Martin Arnold).