Alexis Gideon's VIDEO MUSICS III, and Gina Napolitan, TWO FILMS
Join us on Saturday, October 19 at 8 PM for a program of work by two artist creating work at the intersection of film/animation/puppetry/sound/music/performance.
GINA NAPOLITAN: TWO FILMS
THE CATECHISM OF FAMILIAR THINGS (2012) 8 minutes
and DEMONS AND CATHEDRALS (2008) 5 minutes
The Los Angeles Premiere of
VIDEO MUSICS III: FLOATING OCEANS (2012)
Video Musics III: Floating Oceans is a 38-minute stop-motion animation video opera based on the works of the early 20th century Irish writer Lord Dunsany, and inspired by the time and dream experiments of the Irish physicist John William Dunne. The piece is dedicated to Flann O'Brien. Video Musics III: Floating Oceans contrasts the vivid dreams of its poet-protagonist with the foreboding routine of pedestrian life. Parts operate under the tow of dream logic.
This work is the third in a series of animated video operas that reimagine myths and folklore through modern techniques. During screenings, the film is accompanied by live musical performance. The live music mirrors the action exactly, and the animated characters' mouths are perfectly in sync with the sung lyrics.
504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012