Sunday, February 14, 2016, 8:00 pm, $7-$10
This program brings together a sampling of recent works in Super 8 and 16mm made through the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles, including works made through the LA AIR artist-in-residency program. The residency program has facilitated the creation of dozens of new works in film and video by providing Los Angeles-based artists access to space, time, and resources. This program will include Haruko Tanaka’s The Soroban and the Present is part abacus (soroban) tutorial, part historical account, part freeway numerology meditation, and part guerrilla ringing and field recordings of 2 forgotten L.A. bells, while John Palmer’s Intimations #1 features Super 8 portraits of strangers and their secrets and spaces. Pablo Valencia will show a suite of Super 8 miniatures, Kate Brown shows her Super 8 film 4X3, and Alee Peoples will show her untitled 8mm visual translation of a 1963 pop song’s lyrics. For the past few years EPFC has also been commissioning new works in Super 8 and 8mm film from artists around the world. This program features a small selection of these films, including Martine Syms’ L’Inventaire, Tomonari Nishikawa’s Manahttan One Two Three, Jessica Storm’s Yesterday’s News, and Daniel Marlos’ Odalisque, as well as Bay Area artists Paul Clipson and Rosario Sotelo.