Media Arts Preview: A History of Independent Cinema in the 90s and More | KCET
Media Arts Preview: A History of Independent Cinema in the 90s and More
This is a good week for learning about a media art, from a lecture on editing to a peek back at the history of independent cinema of the 90s...
The art of editing is the topic of a discussion tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theater. Led by Thomas Ethan Harris, the talk will highlight the impact of unusual editing (the frenzy of the shower scene in Psycho, for example), and explain mysterious terms such as "dialectical montage" and "suturing."
Cinefamily continues to showcase independent films from the '90s with a double feature that includes Todd Haynes' Poison at 7:30 p.m. and Lodge Kerrigan's low budget favorite Clean, Shaven at 9:30 p.m. Both films are iconic indie features that announced a new generation of American filmmakers, with a desire to reimagine cinematic storytelling.
Saturday, February 19
Brooklyn-based media artist William Lamson's two-channel video project A Line Describing the Sun features Lamson himself as he "follows the path of the sun with
Cardwell Jimmerson Contermporary Art presents an exhibition of work by Fred Lonidier titled "Photo/Text/Video: Artworks 1969 - Present," with a reception tonight from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Lonider is interested in social issues, and his work spans anti-Viet Nam war protests to more recent critiques of contemporary trade policies.
Sunday, February 20
Monday, February 21
Fred Worden continues to show his work tonight with "Body and Mind: The Primordial Cinema of Fred Worden" at REDCAT at 8:30 p.m.
All of This and Nothing is the Hammer Museum's biennial exhibition, and features an array of work, much of it by LA-based artists, including filmmaker and video artist Kerry Tribe, who will be featured in a 15-minute Lunchtime Talk presented by curatorial associate Corrina Peiopon at the museum at 12:30 p.m.
Polytopes, The Architecture of Soundscapes: A MediaSCAPES Symposium at SciArc brings together electronic and visual music to augment a discussion with composers and performers. "This symposium links the relations of sound experience, sound inherent structures and mathematics to architecture and space." Participants include Juan Azulay, Jean Michel Crettaz, Craig Hodgetts, Lucy Pullen, Lance Putnam, Curtis Roads, Steve Roden, David Rosenboom and Carolina Trigo.
Thousands of Haitian refugee families continue to be stranded in Tijuana, a city far from where they hoped would be their final destination. Since their arrival, photojournalist Omar Martínez has been documenting their Mexican lives.
Hsi Lai Temple is the largest Buddhist monastery in Southern California. Opened in 1988, it is also home to one of the best vegetarian buffets in L.A. County. But of course, they don’t advertise that. Still, all visitors, regardless of faith, are welcome.
Roughly 90 years later, the legacy of San Luis Obispo's Motel Inn still stands, along with part of the original building.