Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi, of Sonnenzimmer, have been stunning the scene lately with their intensely beautiful and thoughtful posters. Pushing the realm of silkscreen far beyond traditional color-separations and pulling inks across paper, they have been nothing but an intense inspiration to us here at Plural, and I’m sure to anyone who encounters their work. I highly encourage you to devour it now… and again tomorrow… and the next day…
Last Thanksgiving, I had the pleasure of attending a special performance where Chandeliers played an original live score to 3 short films at the Chopin Theatre. It was unlike any concert I’ve been too. I’m not sure if the same people are behind this upcoming performance, but either way, the musicians are brilliant, and I only expect good things to happen. I highly recommend attending this.
Elon Katz of White Car, who is known for fusing elements of Italo- and horror-soundtracks with spaced-out funk and post-punk leanings, will perform a live DJ score to four sensational and ominous short films, inaugurating the first installment of three Drambuie-sponsored Celluloid Salon soirees. DJ Hunter Husar, will be there to keep the party going with dance beats galore. Screenings for the 27th of October include:
Dream of a Rarebit Fiend, 1906 – Adapted from Winsor McCay’s films and comics of the period, this film follows the established theme: the “Rarebit Fiend” gorges himself on rarebit and thus suffers spectacular hallucinatory dreams.
Ghosts Before Breakfast, 1928 – Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine. This dreamlike German film combines stop motion with live action, and follows no narrative whatsoever.
L’Etoile De Mer, 1928 – In French, it means The Starfish. Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses. Almost all of the scenes in this film are shot either off a mirror like the final shot, or through diffused and textured glass.
Even: As You And I, 1937- Three fellows dream of prize money and a chance for a real Hollywood contract by winning the Liberty-Pete Smith amateur movie contest.
Earlier this year, D-Crit also released The D-Crit Florilegium, “an irregularly appearing volume of writings by students in the School of Visual Arts MFA in Design Criticism.”
This 12 page newsprint publication may still be available. Hopefully it is. I received my copy in less than a week, simply by email request. Look into it to get a copy of your own.