Date: 18.30hrs Thursday 28 October
HOLD ME TIGHT / HOLDING ON FOREVER
Tommy Hartung, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix PointNever), Michael Robinson, Jordan Wolfson
Curated by Al Cameron
FREE but booking recommended (0117 917 2300)19
Media Art Bath is excited to present a programme curated by Al Cameron, film and music programmer at Arnolfini, for the next MAB FILM EXERCISE. Al’s programme, HOLD ME TIGHT / HOLDING ON FOREVER, includes work by Tommy Hartung, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix PointNever), Michael Robinson, Jordan Wolfson.
Recomposing mass entertainment into new quests towards truth, and particularly feeling a sincere reverence for pop music`s structures and emotive powers ´ love, dread, yearning, melancholy ´ much of this recent work from New York reaches out its hands towards the eternal, the infinite, the ecstatic ´ ek-stasis: a state outside of time.
Moving images compress and crystallize the temporal. Like memories they may loop again and again to the jetty at Orly: portals to universal emotions. Mental and cinematic processes become science fictions of the infinite; blissful, awesome, carrying a sublime promise to ´unlock the door… to lie down with this beast in a world beyond time (Ballard)
Image: Tommy Hartung, The Ascent of Man, 2009: Video still. Courtesy of Stellar Rays
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