iotaCenter Salon

Experimental Works of Abstract Film and Video hosted by DMA Graduate Students

February 25, 2010, 7:30 pm   » 

iotaCenter’s mission is to inspire both new and existing artists in a historically dispersed and constantly changing technological environment. One of the ways we do this is by foregrounding historically underrepresented experimental films and videos. We believe that the end of one work’s life cycle can inspire the beginning of another. iotaCenter is continuing its long tradition of informal artist gatherings, which we call iotaSalons. In the salons, artists and filmmakers and those interested in new and old experimental work get together to watch and
discuss new experimental works alongside some classics.

The theme for this salon is THE COMPUTER IN ABSTRACTION. We will be examining the role of digital and analog computing in experimental cinema, and investigating the artists’ aesthetic and technical choices. Where do artists work with or against the technical constraints of the medium? How does the process of calculative cinema affect the aesthetics?
The preliminary lineup of films (subject to change) currently includes:

Screening on 16mm as part of the historic film segment:
Arabesque (1975) - John Whitney
3/78 (Objects and Transformations) (1978) - Larry Cuba
Recurrents (1987) - John Adamczyk (J-Walt)
Screening on video for the contemporary segment:
Flat Out (1989)- David McCutchen
Memb (1991 - 1993) - Robert Darroll
Telemetry (2003-2005) - Michael Betancourt (excerpt)
Scriptor v. 0.2 (2008) - Brian Kim Stefans
Genesis (2008) - Ramona Behravan
Parallel (2009) - Huckleberry Lain (excerpt)
We will also screen new pieces by John Adamczyk (J-Walt) and Anne-
Sarah Le Meur, titles to be announced.

More films may be added to this list, to be announced!

More info

EDA  (Map)
Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Drive, Room 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90095
+Parking is $12 all day, and is available in structure 3, adjacent to the building. For more information, call 310.825.9007.