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Mar 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm


With Paul Clipson, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Byron Westbrook.

This event will feature two performances by sound artists Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Byron Westbrook with new Super 8 and 16mm films by Paul Clipson.

As part of the event, Clipson will introduce and speak about REEL, a new book of unique film projectionist drawings being released by Oakland-based LAND AND SEA. REEL unofficially surveys over a decade of 35mm screenings at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where Clipson works as a projectionist, and is an eccentric cinefile’s collection of technical notes for the ever-more rare art of celluloid filmmaking, projection and exhibition. Also screening will be a montage of changeover moments, or “cigarette burns,” created by Clipson for the book’s artist’s edition.

For more information about the book at LAND AND SEA: http://landandseaeditions.virb.com/20-paul-clipson

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma is a Brooklyn-based musician who has performed in bands and under his own name since 1996. He is a founding member of the groups Tarentel, The Alps, Portraits, and Moholy-Nagy as well as the Root Strata record label. His solo work is often generated from the electric guitar and orbits the gravity of memory, melancholia, excess, and restraint. http://www.shiningskull.org/

Byron Westbrook is an artist and composer working with the dynamic quality of physical space through site-specific installations and unique listening formats to activate architecture and community. He has presented work at Clocktower Gallery, ISSUE Project Room, Eyebeam, Diapason Gallery, LMAK Projects, ExitArt (NYC), ICA London, Human Resources (Los Angeles), The LAB (San Francisco), VIVO MediaArtCenter (Vancouver), O’ (Milan). He has been an artist in residence at Clocktower Gallery, Wassaic Project, Diapason Gallery, Hotel Pupik, and Institute of Intermedia. He has releases with Sedimental, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Three:Four Records. He holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College and lives and works in Brooklyn NY. http://www.byronwestbrook.com/

Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on films, installations and performances. His Super 8 and 16mm films aim to bring to light subconscious visual preoccupations that reveal themselves while working in a stream of consciousness manner, combining densely layered, in-camera edited studies of figurative and abstract environments, in a process that encourages unplanned-for results, responding to and conversing with the temporal qualities of musical composition and live performance. http://www.withinmirrors.org/


Mar 29, 2014
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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