Loring-Greenough House ~ Tuesday Club Films presents:
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 (8:00pm - 10:00pm, doors 7:30pm)
Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Expanded Super-8 and 16mm cinema focussing on organic, experimental and intimate, life portraits of traceurs. Films by Christopher May. Show curated by Stefan Grabowski and Mariya Nikiforova.
1. Deserted (triple super-8 projection, sound, 14 min., USA/Austria/Argentina, 2008-2010)
"I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does." - Jorge Luis Borges
2. Flo (single-image super-8 projection, silent, 4.min., Austria, 2009)
Slo portrait of Florian Hatwagner featuring: ...dirt...spit...shoes...dirt...hands...smiling face...
3. Vienna (triple super-8 projection, sound, 4 min., Austria, 2009-2010)
Portrait of traceurs in their favorite places.
4. Buenos Aires (triple super-8 projection, sound/silent, 26 min., Argentina, 2008)
Premiered at MALBA - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires
5. Colorado Springs (double 16mm projection, sound, 15 min., USA, 2008-2009)
pop...smile...run...jump...melody...chill...rain...sun...color! Filmed with an old military Bell + Howell 16mm camera. Featuring Jimmy & Dan / Pedro, Bryan, Chris
“... folky but experimental tinge, paid off well - both images and sound, projector and instrument shared a rawness that matched perfectly and gave the personalities onscreen an added layer of meaning which at times was warm, funny, odd, contrasting, insightful...” -Sam Natch, Buenos Aires, argentina
"We know that this is the first time in history that this type of Parkour material makes it into film; and this project does an incredible job at highlighting the deepest values that move our lives, leaving behind all superficiality." -Walter Bongard, founder PKA, Asociación Argentina de Le Parkour
"Triumphant!...capturing traceurs' in their element, playing and human, rather than objects of advertisement ....a slight undercurrent of sensuous intimacy.. the lens found and lingered on the traceurs' genuine smiles, the tip of the ear or the playfulness in both movement and pause." - Michelle Duer, writer
Bio: Christopher May's 16mm and Super-8 film work currently explores sensually visceral qualities of cinema and their topographical relationships with sub-cultural landscapes. His films have screened at Yale University, the Austrian Film Museum, and MALBA - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.
More info: http://lghfilm.blogspot.com/
Loring-Greenough House: http://loring-greenough.org/
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