Saturday, May 13  at 8 PM                                                               

The New Works Salons series is a casual forum for the presentation and discussion of new works in film, video, sound, and performance, with local and visiting artists often in-person to introduce their work. This program will include Atlanta Central Library by Kate Brown. Her most recent 16mm film, Atlanta Central Library looks at Marcel Breuer’s last building, designed in 1969, built in 1980—a year before his death. At the time of filming, the library was under threat of demolition or sale. The project aims to put film and building face to face. We’ll also have A Century Plant in Bloom, a new 16mm film by Ross Meckfessel: “A cry for help in the form of a pop song. A village cast as a simulacrum of the past by Oliver Stone and Ridley Scott, Pasolini and Scorsese. As the future starts devouring the present, how can we hope to remember the past? Pics or it never existed.” Cosmo Segurson will show his new video Please no small talk – a week in Seoul: “While in Korea on a business trip, I wandered from train station to train station making small discoveries along the way. Like many Americans, the Koreans love to laugh, shop, and dance—sometimes all at once, and often on the city streets.” Ursula Brookbank will show her new 16mm film Washington, which was filmed at the U of W Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island, Washington in the early spring of 2016 during my first residency there in over forty years. Various methods; drawing, rubbing, overhead projection and 16mm film processed with Douglas fir were used to record specimens I collected from the island. Documenting the Julia Frits Jensen plant collection of local dried and pressed plants collected in 1908 was an integral part of the residency. Thank you to Kate Brown for inviting me to participate in her State Film Project. Also screening will be new generative “timepieces” made with modular video synthesizer software by Miko Revereza, a new video work by Reza Monahan, and possibly even more!

This screening is made possible thanks to a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Doors 7:30 pm; $5 admission.

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