Thursday, August 23, 2012. New Works Salon.

Thursday, August 23 – NEW WORKS SALON V – 9 PM
Echo Park Film Center. Los Angeles.
$5 / Several local artists will present new in-progress or recently completed works. Emerging from an indexical and nuanced questioning of history and consciousness seen in the work of Hollis Frampton and Chris Marker, Reza Monahan’s Fogbound Vacuity Brig utilizes facades (old and new) found in downtown Los Angeles to create a bridge between lyricism and narrative. The film, narrated by a citizen of LA who muses on her condition, tells the tale of a metropolis whose population is now trapped as a bodiless form of consciousness due to, in her words, the city’s shadow inhaling its creator. Rick Bahto will project his new 16mm work Compositions 2, evolving out of a still photography project he’s been pursuing over the past year. Ursula Brookbank will project her in-progress SHE WORLD TOUR, for 8mm film and 35mm slides, including artifacts from the SHE WORLD Archive on display. Anishinabemowin Nagishkodaading is a color Super 8 film exploration of Ojibwa, filmmaker Eve LaFountain’s traditional tribal language, and her attempts at learning how to speak it. Through repetitions of introductory phrases and visual tours through her reservation she unpacks layers of her identity.