SCANNERS: THE 2006 NEW YORK VIDEO FESTIVAL [July 26 – 30 2006]
HOT STUFF: WILLIAM E. JONES, DARRIN MARTIN, AND TORSTEN ZENAS BURNS
Country: USA, Runtime: 100
SCREENING ON FRIDAY JULY 28TH 6PM - Walter Reade Theater/Lincoln Center
Artists in person
V.O. - William Jones, USA; 59m
In V.O. Jones appropriates imagery from 70s and 80s gay porn classics from directors such as Tom de Simone, Fred Halstead, and Joe Gage. (Everyone remembers Gage’s Kansas City Trucking Co., El Paso Wrecking Corp., and L.A. Tool & Die, right?) The imagery is then wedded to sound (and subtitles) borrowed from Jean Genet and art films by the likes of Renoir, Bunuel, and Debord. When the end credits roll and reveal all the source material that went into this delirious and magnificent creation, audience jaws will drop.
The Abominable Freedom - Darrin Martin and Torsten Zenas Burns, USA; 41m
Martin and Burns’s The Abominable Freedom is a completely different take on appropriation and sexuality (let’s call it failed utopian), and makes for a perfect complement to V.O. But don’t bring the kids! Full frontal nudity!!!
"Originally shot video and appropriated film weaves together a musical celebration of the flesh. An egg from the missing link holds a skeleton key to our educational future. On a parallel world, life coaches made of bone & fur activate televisual coursework including circular zooming studies, spectral-mating, and etheric birthing techniques. Manifest Destiny eludes its colonial past and takes refuge deep in our pagan libidinal nature." - T. Z. Burns and D. Martin
Posted by Torsten Zenas Burns at 6:01 PM
BUSHWICK ART PROJECTS:BAPLAB 2006
A ONE DAY FESTIVAL OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC, BANDS ,AND NEW MEDIA IN BROOKLYN
(THE INFINATE SIGHTS OF A TECHNO-NATURAL LANDSCAPE)
Curated by Ashley Bellouin
Coupling past video art from the 1970s and 80s, with recent pieces by new and emerging artists, Parallel Universes highlights work that uses video as a technically performative medium while still maintaining a humanistic approach to technology. By fusing the natural and technological landscapes through the performance of video-imaging tools, these videos explore and demonstrate such notions as body distortion, perceptual disorientation, parallel universes, and even extra-evolutionary transformations.
SCREENING IN PROGRAM B
JULY 22ND 4PM-ALL NIGHT
Torsten Z. Burns and Darrin Martin: I am Today's Lesson Plan
Ernest Gusella: Video-Taping
Nate Boyce: Dual Ghoul
Vibeke Sorensen: Panini Stickers
Steina & Doris Cross: Lilith
Tom DeWitt, Vibeke Sorensen and Dean Winkler: Tempest
Phyllis Baldino: 19 Universes / My Brother
Takeshi Murata: Monster Movie
Ed Emshwiller: Sunstone (Exerpt)
Scott Stark: Shape Shift
I AM TODAY'S LESSON PLAN-11:00-STEREO-2004
I am Today's Lesson Plan is a unique edit of Burns' & Martin's epic Learning Stalls: Lesson Plans, which utilizes video as a trans-disciplinary curriculum exploring diverse speculative fictions and re-imagined educational practices. Psychic surgery meets physical therapy as matter and anti-matter merge under the choreographed supervision of other worldly beings. In the search for new mind/body experiences, Burns, Martin and other workshop participants enact paranormal interactions, intersexual dynamics, pseudo-testing methods and staged quasi-therapy sessions. Steve Seid of Pacific Film Archive calls it, "An episodic adventure about extra-evolutionary transformation. Organized as 'lesson plans', this unique work is an ambitious tutorial for the neo-nauts of inner space."
Posted by Torsten Zenas Burns at 5:25 PM