Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Balcom & Weissbach visit Minicine, 846 Texas, with experimental films on Fri, Oct 16, 8 pm,

New England filmmakers Ben Balcom and Josh Weissbach, writes David Nelson, will stop at minicine? to present new film works as part of their Heap Us ‘Round Our Ruins: An Interstate Film Circuit Tour, on Fri, Oct 16. This event will also feature a special performance by Shreveport music artist, Jasper McAdams, on the eve of the release of his new CD, "Tender Legal"... in other words... an OFFICIAL CD RELEASE PARTY...

Ben Balcom’s films teeter on the line between reality and dream, characterized by the appearance and disappearance of narrative. The form of these films change from pure experimentation to character-based allegory. These films are trying to discover the relationship between our nature and the representation of this space through a reconfiguration of experience in an artificial medium. Each is united in an interest in poetry, mythology, and perception, experienced through an interface of silence and the language of the material.

The conceptual premise of Josh Weissbach’s film work, all shot on Super 8 and 16mm film, is based on the notion that as all humans inhabit space, space simultaneously inhabits humans, and within this, the main question that is raised is how does the relationship between intimacy, trauma, and space function in the life of every human being?

This 90 minute film program has been evolving nightly on the tour, the fellows trying to promote connections that speak to each other across the collections of films from these two artists...

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