Art Basel 2008 Weekend at Miami Beach Cinematheque

DEC 04 THU: Opening Night Reception!
8:30-10pm: A Walk “Temps sur temps”
BERLIN 1993-1996 by LESLY HAMILTON
A photographic/audio-visual installation

“Before questioning, I found myself drawn to quite a bleak attraction when meandering between Postdammer Platz and Unter den Linden in Berlin: the “EST” underground stations reopened after twenty nine years in darkness. Mythical places, these were penciled-in on my map until then. High above the vast gloomy no-man’s land was the big round Deutsche S-Bahn up on a pole at the entrance, and only the aroma of grilled “bockwurst” from the kiosk nearby uplifted the scene. I was engaged on a path leading to an obsessional quest about signs and tracks of time and the ephemeral traces of man, no doubt inspired by these surroundings where the burden of history had left its marks. It became my territory, without counting how often I would come back from Paris by night train, more often by bus. I remained attentive like the hunter waiting for prey, like the archaeologist seeking new pieces. The swift indifference or aloof respect of passers-by gave me the incentive to pursue with determination a long walk originally never planned.”—Lesly Hamilton

All MBC Art Basel events are complimentary admission.

DEC 05 FRI:
7:30-8:30pm: A Walk “Temps sur temps”
8:30-11pm: CHINA: The Rising Tide
A film by ROBERT ADANTO, with ZHANG O

“Robert Adanto’s The Rising Tide shows the world how China’s contemporary artists are making sense of their crazy “brave new world”, the improbable mash-up of totalitarianism and capitalism gone wild. An often surprising and thought-provoking documentary, the featured artists throw down a collective glove to the rest of the world and declare their Sino-centric Renaissance. The rest of us better make an effort to grasp what their work is about, or get out of the way. An “eye-opener” in every sense of the word, if you are an artist, curator, or teacher be sure to catch this film.”—Mark Lynch, Host of “Inquiry” on WIC. The Rising Tide was shot in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen in the summer of 2006 and completed in October of 2007 and was recently part of CHINA NOW in the United Kingdom, as part of Constant Stream: China 08 at the Royal College of Art in London, where it screened with a film by acclaimed Chinese director Jia Zhangke. See two excerpts of the film HERE
The film will be followed by Q&A with director Robert Adanto
and artist Zhang O.
All MBC Art Basel events are complimentary admission.
This one has limited seating.

DEC 06 SAT:
7:30-8:30pm: A Walk “Temps sur temps”
8:30-9:30pm: Trance
A sound and video experience by PEARL GLUCK

Trance is a multimedia site specific installation which explores a neighborhood from the inside out. Using documentary video and found sound, Trance blurs the boundaries between insider and outsider, past and present, fitting in or being exiled. By partnering with local composers, Pearl Gluck creates a documentary visualscape made up of found images and sounds collected in the specific neighborhoods over the course of one week. Two of the Trance installations will be featured this evening: Trance: plac Z.ydowski, Krakow which visits what’s left on the 200 year old once Jewish market square in Kazimierz, and Trance: Eldridge Street, New York, which visits the Lower East Side’s interconnected and still separate Asian and Jewish communities. In the spirit of ambiguity and confusion, we will also feature another soundscape, a “soundwalk” through Hasidic Williamsburg hosted by Pearl Gluck. . .with separate walks for men and women.
All MBC Art Basel events are complimentary admission.

9:40pm, 10:20pm, 11pm: Speaker Box
A performance in a transparent cube by BELAXIS BUIL (showtimes: 15 min. each)

The idea behind “Speaker Box” is to manipulate sound waves into becoming a source of energy or language. In this instance I become a foreign object which is contained within the parameters I know exist. I use the the sounds composed as music to entice the viewer into a mind trip of where I stand within my territory. The speakers that are placed around myself and facing the audience create “voice boxes”, that ultimately become sound barriers and lost translations.
All MBC Art Basel events are complimentary admission.

07 SUN:
7:30-8:30pm: A Walk “Temps sur temps”
8:30-10pm: Parallax
A triptych screen projection by ROSALIND SCHNEIDER
1973 16mm 21 min. (transferred to digital format)
Concept, Camera, Editing: Rosalind Schneider
Score: Michael Dreyfuss
Choreography: Edith Stephen
Performance: The Edith Stephen Dance Company

Parallax is a dance film that explores the sensuous flow of the female and male body. Formal relationships achieve a visual extension in space through concave mirror reflection and the juxtaposition of three projections. The dancers separate and come together to abstract each other in strong compositional movement and rich color. Their bodies superimposed in black and white
negative and color create a surrealistic environment that defines the synchronous flow within the three screens. Recipient of the 2008 Women’s Film Preservation Award Grant
“Parallax is at once invitingly sensual and conceptually arresting.”-Washington Post
“Pictorially similar to an enormous fresco, Parallax moves its characters through a dance without time and perhaps without end.” Anna Canepa, -Art Workers Newsletter
“Parallax is like a Reubens or a Renoir, it is so explicitly voluptuous.”
-Holly Beye, Woodstock Times
“It is a beautiful film.” -Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice
All MBC Art Basel events are complimentary admission.

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