Still from Torse, USA, 1977, HD resotoration of 16mm double projection, color, sound, 55 min. Image courtesy of Cinema Project.
This weekend, Cinema Project kicks of their yearlong residency at Yale Union(YU) with a screening of Torse by Charles Atlas. YU has built an impressive theatre on their second floor for the film and video curation of Mia Ferm, Michael McManus, and Heather Lane. Torse is a dual-screen rendition of the dance original choreographed by Merce Cunningham, the prolific avant-gardist keen on collaboration. "Shot at the University of Washington with three 16mm cameras—two mobile and manned by Cunningham and Atlas to capture close-ups and a third stationary—Atlas edited the piece to appear on two screens side by side. This strategy allows viewers to see the dance from various vantage points at once. From Einstein’s theory of relativity, Cunningham took the idea that there are no fixed points in space, therefore no intended perspective point, no preferred seat from which to watch." With two night time screenings, you'll be able to check this out despite your plans to attend the Stock Dinner this Sunday.
Torse | Charles Atlas
Curated by Cinema Project
Sep. 29 + 30 | 9 PM
$7 Suggested Donation
Yale Union (YU) | 800 SE 10th Ave
This Saturday, Appendix Project Space presents This New Ocean by Chicago-based artist Daniel Baird. "Daniel Baird's sculptures treat contemporary objects and materials as items of myth, rendering them into linked symbols of light, passage, and stasis. Removed from their original role as component pieces they approach their core purpose, a transaction of energy and attention."
This New Ocean | Daniel Baird
Opening Reception | Sep. 29th | 8 PM
Appendix | the south alleyway off Alberta St. between 26th and 27th Aves.
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