Pip Chodorov: Pastrami Recordings & Film Surprises
Friday, January 8 - 7:30pm
322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
Suggested donation $7
- PASTRAMI RECORDINGS Pip Chodorov USA, 2009, 31 minutes, 16mm
In June 2009, Pip Chodorov and Charlemagne Palestine were invited to the Côté Court festival in Pantin, France to make a filmo-musical performance about their home town, New York City. The film was cut together from images Chodorov filmed on 16mm over a 15-year period, and projected with live music by Palestine from recordings made in New York, and with participation by Chodorov and Benn Northover. This screening will be an attempt to recreate that performance from the film and the music recorded that night.
- FAUX MOUVEMENTS (WRONG MOVES) Pip Chodorov USA, 2007, 12 minutes, 16mm
Specific neurons in the brain are responsible for perceiving motion. This film acts directly on those neurons, to create novel motion effects, not on the screen but directly in the brain. Made by bipacking 16mm loops of trains and spirals on the contact printer.
- ON BEEING AND NOTHINGNESS Emilija Skarnulyte 2009, 3 minutes, Super8
The Lithuanian language has several words for “death,” one of which is used for bees and people, the other for all other beings. This film was shot time-lapse over a four-day period.
Pip Chodorov. Born April 13, 1965 in New York. Filmmaking and music composition since 1972. Studied cognitive science at the University of Rochester, NY and film semiotics at the University of Paris, France. Work in film distribution – previously Orion Classics, NYC; UGC, Paris; Light Cone, Paris; and, currently, Re:Voir Video, Paris, which he founded in 1994 and The Film Gallery, the first art gallery devoted excusively to experimental film. He is also co-founder of L’Abominable, a cooperative do-it-yourself film lab in Paris, and the moderator of the internet-based forum on experimental film, FrameWorks.