Saturday, March 22 at 8 pm
New Works Salon
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado St. Los Angeles, California 90026
$5 / The New Works Salon series is a casual forum for the presentation and discussion of new works in film and video, with local and visiting artists in-person to introduce their work. Penelope Uribe-Abee will show a new Super 8 film: “for about 30 years, my Uncle has swept floors, cleaned bathrooms, and taken out trash on different parts of the UCLA campus. As of now, he cleans the Art building—where I coincidentally study. I find it very comforting that my Uncle cleans the building I work in, and from 5pm-2am he sweeps up the dust that falls from my shoes, or takes care of the trash I left behind that day. He is like a sandman who comes at night, I am aware and grateful for his presence. To other students, custodians are invisible and my Uncle’s hard work is unknown to them. It is important to me to document his experience at UCLA before he leaves. Rick Bahto will show excerpts from his in-progress Concert, an hour-long Super 8 film made up of small performances in his bedroom using materials at hand. Kate Brown will show two Super 8 movies that expand on her film 4X3. Made as entr’actes for a recent collaboration at Machine project. And a 16MM film in progress: paintings under the camera. Also showing, Micah Lexier’s This One, That One, which premiered as part of a survey exhibition of his work at the Power Plant in Toronto. The work explores the concepts of collecting and ordering that ran throughout the exhibition, using a collection of found materials.