Artists' Television Access

ECSTATIC LANDSCAPES: An Evening of Film, Music and Performance

Friday, July 22, 2016, 8:00 pm

Miranda Dershimer
Faith Arazi/Maddie Moir
Dave DeFilippo / Kevin Corcoran / Paul Clipson


Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on films, live performances, and installations. His Super 8 and 16mm films aim to bring to light visual preoccupations that reveal themselves while working in a stream of consciousness manner, combining densely layered, in-camera edited studies of figurative and abstract environments, in a process that encourages unplanned-for results, responding to and conversing with the temporal qualities of musical composition and live performance. His work has screened around the world in festivals and at sound and film events such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Film Festival, and the Cinémathèque Française.

Dave DeFilippo / Kevin Corcoran, Free improvisation. Drum kit and Max/MSP. Extended technique and built software bring acoustic and electronic together in dialogue with shared interests in the glitch, repetition, noise, texture, tone and cybernetics. DeFilippo and Corcoran met while both studying sonic arts at UC Davis in 2010 and have since relocated to the Bay Area. Despite proximity, this appearance at ATA will be the second public performance as a duo.

Madeleine Mori is a 24-year-old Japanese-American poet living in San Francisco, who splits her time between wine making and the pursuit of art. She has been published in the literary journals If&When, Apercus Quarterly, and Outrageous Fortune and won the Academy of American Poets Contest at Cal Poly SLO in 2013. In Fall of 2016, she will be joining NYU’s MFA Creative Writing Department for Poetry. She cares deeply about community art, while promoting spaces and organizations that support diverse identities and experiences. Her poems attempt to give voice to the divine, passionate weirdos of our world.”

Faith Arazi is an artist based in San Francisco, developing a body of handmade 16mm films by use of optical printers, arts and crafts, and a penchant for playfulness. Her inspirations heavily draw from the abstraction and primal stimuli in early children’s programming to engage viewers by way of familiar spontaneity, leading into peak experiences of pure emotions, youthful idealism, transition, and worship for the small and mundane. She is currently exploring techniques in repetition, layered visual complexity, and movement.

Miranda Dershimer is a semi-recent college graduate who is currently trying out a few different part-time jobs in the hopes of getting an idea for how she might want to spend her time.  Meanwhile, she likes to read and sometimes she writes, draws, and makes films.  Loosely, she is currently investigating the ways that surprises and mysteries cause us to rethink our relationship to the world.

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