events


May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Counter-Inaugural @Clockshop

 

Counter-Inaugural: 

Douglas Goodwin On Electronic Privacy

Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30pm
Doors: 6:45pm

Clockshop
2806 Clearwater Street
Los Angeles, CA 90039

TICKETS
Suggested Donation: $5

We conduct our lives over media devices, we steep ourselves in streams of media, and every day the news brings revelations about Internet wiretapping, data mining, and abuses of power. This presentation by Douglas Goodwin will introduce specific threats to our electronic privacy, and outline defensive and offensive actions we can take to mitigate them.

https://clockshop.org/event/douglas-goodwin/

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Feb
29
1:00 PM13:00

Poetic Research Bureau @SEA #5 – "IDEOPLASTY"

@SEA #5 – "IDEOPLASTY"

The PRB's monthly live magazine continues! This Sunday includes films, essays and presentations touching on the theme of ideoplasty – that peculiar concept described by Katue Kitasono, Thomas Mann and others – exploring the strange silver threads between thought and formal phenomena.

This weekend's teleplasmic salon includes:

  1. Zone Blanche, a film by Gaëlle Cintré
  2. Harry Dodge reading from The River of The Mother of God
  3. Detour de Force, a film by Rebecca Baron
  4. A presentation on thought photographer Ted Serios by Doug Goodwin
  5. A recent short film by Abigail Han

Always free. Refreshments served. 

Doors open at 1pm, program begins at 1:30pm.

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

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Jan
29
to Feb 12

Ambulante Screenings in Mexico City: Artifact #1, Detour de Force, Lossless #2,5

Artist in attendance February 03.

Cinevidencias

AMBULANTE 2015

SYNOPSIS

Proyección y platica con Rebecca Baron, Douglas Goodwin, Paulina del Paso y Ximena Cuevas.

Las obras de Baron, Goodwin, Del Paso y Cuevas exploran el lado oscuro del asombro: presencias invisibles propias o ajenas, impresiones inquietantes que difícilmente pueden ser racionalizadas con el intelecto.

  1. En la década de 1960 Ted Serios produjo cientos de fotografías instantáneas con su mente. Con material de archivo, la película retrata el surgimiento de la fotografía psíquica de Serios.
  2. Artefacto #1 es el estudio de una persecución de autos transformada en un suave fluir que retiene la forma del original. El efecto da como resultado la fundición de luz y sonido.
  3. Dos video-collages que exploran los estereotipos construidos en la televisión nacional y la manera como se retrata a las mujeres y a los hombres a partir de ellos.
  4. Borremos la década de 1940 y el deseo por mejorar la apariencia. Intentemos registrar una historia de amor. De esta forma, un facial se puede convertir en el más grande placer que queda.
  5. Un ballet acuático se comprime para crear una mitosis orgánica usando varias técnicas de alteración digital: compresión, archivos compartidos y eliminación de información digital.
  6. Dorothy nunca alcanza su sueño en la Ciudad Esmeralda. Al contrario, ya habrá cruzado al otro lado del arcoíris para cuando llegue a la peor esquina de Kansas.
  7. Un fascinante ensamblaje de imágenes digitales comprimidas, derivadas de la película Meshes of the Afternoon, de 1943, dirigida por Maya Deren y Alexander Hammid.

Una exploración del artificio, la fabricación de las emociones y los muchos disfraces de la mentira. Aunque veamos los trucos de la cámara, la acción seguirá pareciendo dramática.

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Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Ear Meal interview: one half hour of good rap

Bringing LA’s Thriving Art Scene to the World

Streaming live and archived webcasts from the Los Angeles art scene. Featuring evocative interviews with LA’s most accomplished contemporary and up and coming artists.

Our webcasting studio is located in the Downtown Artist Space in the Los Angeles Arts District. We are always interested in developing new content. If you have art, performance or music related videos you want to share, we will make a channel for you. If you have an idea for a live show, let us know!

http://www.laartstream.com/earmeal/douglas-goodwin/

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Jan
26
8:30 PM20:30

"The Rest is Noise: On Lossless" to be published by Routledge

Rebecca and I wrote an essay on the Lossless that will be included in On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture, edited by Frances Guerin.

On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated culture, many images do not look at what they claim, viewers often do not look at the images, and in other cases, we are encouraged by the context of exhibition not to look at images. Contributors discuss an array of images—photographs, films, videos, press images, digital images, paintings, sculptures, and drawings—from everyday life, museums and galleries, and institutional contexts such as the press and political arena. The themes discussed include: politics of institutional exhibition and perception of images; censored, repressed, and banned images; transformations to practices of not looking as a result of new media interventions; images in history and memory; not looking at images of bodies and cultures on the margins; responses to images of trauma; and embodied vision.

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Jan
21
to Feb 1

Detour de Force at International Film Festival, Rotterdam

21 January - 1 February 2015

daily, 10:00-17:30, Suburban PS, free admission

Projection Space
Botersloot 44a
3011 HH Rotterdam
(near Central Library)

https://www.iffr.com/en/films/detour-de-force/

Charlatan or psychic marvel? While Ted Serios appears to expose Polaroids solely by the power of his mind, cameramen of a very different type gather around him. 'Thoughtographer' Serios was a hard-drinking Chicago bell boy who caused a sensation in the 1960s. Based on footage restored by the Austrian Film Museum. 

This screening is part of the IFFR program Signals: Regained, developed in collaboration with Edwin Carels. Signals: Regained is an annual part of the festival, and shows a collection of restored classics, inexplicably forgotten masterpieces and films and documentaries that centre on cinema itself.

 

 

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Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop on alternative commute tools @Art Center College of Design

I will present alternative commute tools to promote ridership by alternative methods. 

The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) is an international trade association and leading advocate for commuter transportation and transportation demand management. Commuting by bus, train, rideshare, bike, walking, or telework improves our world by contributing to energy independence, better air quality, sustainability, urban mobility, and reduced congestion. 

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Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

FLAHERTY NYC: SYSTEMS AND LAYERS @ANTHOLOGY

FLAHERTY NYC PRESENTS: SYSTEMS AND LAYERS

A program of films by Los Angeles-based artists Rebecca Baron and Doug Goodwin, with both in attendance. Baron’s films explore the construction of history, with a particular interest in still photography and its relationship to the moving image; Goodwin’s work investigates the mechanisms by which language and other technologies mediate our perception of reality. They will be presenting pieces from their collaborative series LOSSLESS, which “explores the possibilities of the transformation and distortion of images and ultimately the creation of new ones within the digital realm,” as well as Baron’s most recent film, DETOUR DE FORCE (2014, 30 min), which presents the world of “thoughtographer” Ted Serios, a charismatic Chicago bell hop who, in the mid-1960s produced hundreds of Polaroid images from his mind.

SPEAKERS: Rebecca Baron and Doug Goodwin

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Oct
4
9:45 PM21:45

"DETOUR DE FORCE" @ 2014 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER announces
selections for Projections
at the 2014 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

New York, NY (August 21, 2014) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the complete lineup for the New York Film Festival’s Projections section. Taking place from October 3-5, the popular yearly touchstone for experimental film (formerly titled Views from the Avant-Garde) returns with 13 programs and 63 film and video works.

Curated by Dennis Lim (Director of Programming, Film Society of Lincoln Center), Aily Nash (independent curator), and Gavin Smith (Senior Programmer, FSLC & Editor-in-Chief, Film Comment), Projections presents an international selection of artists’ film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do or be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most vital and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.

Program 9
October 4, 9:45pm

 

Sea of Vapors

Sylvia Schedelbauer, Germany, 2014, DCP, 15m       
 

Red Capriccio

Blake Williams, Canada, 2014, HDCAM, 7m
 

Field Notes

Vashti Harrison, USA, 2014, 16mm, 18m                  
 

Darkroom

Billy Roisz, Austria, 2014, DCP, 13m
 

Detour de Force

Rebecca Baron, USA/Austria, 2014, DCP, 29m

 

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Sep
22
8:30 PM20:30

The Seen and Unseen @REDCAT

Presented as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series

L.A. independent film favorites Rebecca Baron (okay bye-bye) and Adele Horne (Tailenders), both known for intimately observed essay films, also produce visually nuanced works on the role of perception in cinema. Their latest films offer distinctive takes on how photographic records reveal what may otherwise elude the immediate senses: the hidden, the unseen. Baron’s Detour De Force (2014, 29 min., DCP) visits the world of “thoughtographer” Ted Serios, who in the mid-1960s specialized in generating Polaroid images by force of mind alone. Horne debuts In Common (2014, 19 min., 16mm), which sensuously chronicles the cycles of days and seasons in a hillside urban garden.

In person: Rebecca Baron and Adele Horne

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

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