YOUR MOTION SAYS: AN ARTHUR RUSSELL FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 AT 8 PM
Your Motion Says sets up at Echo Park Film Center for a night of films from the downtown avant-garde. Our film selector, Peter Hernandez, will show archived footage of Arthur Russell’s solo performances on cello, Allen Ginsberg’s eulogy to Russell, and an opera performance by Elodie Lauten. We’ll also see excerpts from Wild Combination, a documentary by Matt Wolf.
Some Imaginary Far Away Type Things A.K.A. Lost In The Meshes
Running time 34:03
Unedited Video Footage By Phill Niblock
Recorded at Experimental Intermedia Foundation September 22, and October 27, 1985
The Death of Don Juan/Death as a Shadow
Running time 7:53
Elodie Lauten performing Death as a Shadow from The Death of Don Juan: An Opera in Two Acts
Recorded at Toronto Music Gallery in 1985
Excerpts from Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
Running time approx. 20:00
Directed by Matt Wolf
Released September 26, 2008
Peter Hernandez is a dancer and musician based in Los Angeles. His work has been shown as Julius Smack at Home Alone 2 in New York, Human Resources, and The Hammer Museum with Kchung Radio. He was a resident performer at High Fantasy at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge in San Francisco, CA.
Born in the cornfields of Iowa, Arthur Russell moved to San Francisco and then New York at the age of 19 and embarked on a short-lived musical career that redefined minimalist music in the 1980’s NYC downtown music scene. He worked with David Byrne, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Gordon, Peter Zummo, and many more. Russell was music director of The Kitchen autumn ’74 – summer ’75. He died of AIDS-related illnesses on April 4, 1992.
$5 suggested donation for admission.