EXTINCT ENTITIES: REVERSE SHOT — REHYDRATING THE RANDOLPH STREET GALLERY'S EXPERIMENTAL FILM COALITION
Drawn from two screenings by the now-defunct Experimental Film Coalition at the even more defunct Randolph Street Gallery, Jesse Malmed reverse-engineered and recreated a screening using the opaque, often poetic, and fleeting descriptions artists give their work. Descriptions that attend program notes for screenings and the catalogues of distribution organizations were activated and interpreted by makers and performers, allowing traces of these works to find their way to new eyes and ears again.
Commissioned by Extinct Entities at Links Hall, January 2014.
Performances by: Alejandro T. Acierto and Rob Lundberg
Film + Video Works by: Marianna Milhorat, Melissa Myser, Ian Curry, Matt Shaw, Kera MacKenzie + Andrew Mausert-Mooney, Lori Felker, Theo Darst, Eric Fleischauer, Jeremiah Jones, Ben Popp, Hanna M. Owens + Kelly Thomas, Chris Little and Courtney Prokopas.
Program notes here:
Marianna Milhorat — Always Alone
"Black comedy about a lonely man who tries to teach himself to dance."
Eric Fleischauer — Rescan, Endless Self, What Are You Doing?
"3 videotapes of questions and anger."
Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney — Local Ads from Faraway Places
"A woman suspects that someone has clandestinely been filming her life and that her friends and acquaintances are seeing the movies in secret screenings."
Courtney Prokopas — What Are You Doing?
Hanna M. Owens and Kelly Thomas — Endless Self
Matt Shaw — Watersmith