In Plain Sight Film Series [Online] - The Tuba Thieves by Alison O'Daniel
Sun Apr 12: 6.00pm PST
Sliding scale admission: $0-25
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Series - In Plain Sight Film Series [Online]
** Seven shorts by In Plain Sight artist Alison ODaniel! **
Drawing upon her experiences with hearing loss, specifically navigating between hearing and silence, Alison ODaniel expands definitions of sonic experience beyond ear-reliance as our sole auditory skill. In The Tuba Thieves, the artists fascination with a series of tuba robberies from Los Angeles high schools became a comparison point between loss of this tonally-rich instrument to her daily experiences of missing information and filling in conversation gaps.
This on-going, multi-chapter video project threads together anecdotes of the marching bands reconciling the missing sound, footage of the deaf drummer Nyke Prince, the premiere of John Cages 433 in 1952, and the last punk show at the Deaf Club in San Francisco in 1979.
ODaniels process is a form of call and response: she inverts script-driven filmmaking processes by writing scenes based on the musical scores, which were commissioned in advance of developing the visual narratives from a variety of artists, including deaf sound artist Christine Sun Kim, hearing-painter and musician Steve Roden, and the late, hearing-composer Ethan Frederick Greene. The result is an amalgam of disparate, non-linear narratives, two of which are on view within In Plain Sight.
Interludes: THE SEA, THE STARS, A LANDSCAPE 18min 7sec
SCENE 55: THE PLANTS ARE PROTECTED 12min 5sec
SCENES 5, 6, 60: HEARING 433 9min 52sec
SCENE 22: THE DEAF CLUB 6min 17sec
SCENES 46, 47: AWAY GAME 7min 41sec
SCENES 48, 57: NYKE and the NEW YORK KITE ENTHUSIASTS IN SANTA MONICA 10min 20sec
SCENE 61: CKs version: KALEIDOSCOPIC WINDOW 5min 48sec
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122