Thursday, April 15, 2004

Total Mobile Home: The Ecstasy of Kino Garbology

Live Film Performance and Installation

Headlands Center for the Arts

Co-presented with Headlands Center for the Arts’ Artist Talks

Since the early 90s the world’s first microCINEMA, San Francisco’s Total Mobile Home (TMH)-Rebecca Barten and David Sherman-have periodically procured armloads of deserted institutional films from trashcans behinds Bay Area libraries, schools and labs. Says TMH: “It is a strange, sad and beautiful thing to find a 16mm film in a dumpster. It always means that some power-that-is has deemed celluloid obsolete. It is a call for action.” During their 2004 residency at The Headlands Center for the Arts Project Space, TMH will finally have the time and space to inventory and present this luminous garbage. Composed of unfurled and arranged celluloid strips, film cans, reels and mechanical/natural light projections, the studio becomes an expanded cinema laboratory for synthesizing discoveries, a celebration of daily cine-exhumation. (Total Mobile Home was an integral part of the Cinematheque’s curatorial committee during 2002-03.)

Admission is FREE!
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