[Local events] Fwd: Mon/Tues 4/28-29, Andrew Noren at Cinema Project

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Sat Apr 26 13:00:47 PDT 2008

from Cinema Project:

This Monday and Tuesday, April 28th + 29th, we will be having the 
Northwest premier of two films by Andrew Noren. This is an extremely 
rare screening of his amazing 16mm work. Below is a full description of 
the program, or check out our updated website.

Cinema Project
Jeremy Rossen + Autumn Campbell

April 28 + 29 2008
7:30 P.M.  |   $6
922 S.E. Ankeny [New American Art Union]
Portland Oregon
503 232 8269

The Adventures of the Exquisite Corpse:
Two Films by Andrew Noren

Andrew Noren has been making avant-garde films since the mid-1960s. 
Since 1968 he has been working on a multi-part diary film entitled The 
Adventures of the Exquisite Corpse. Rarely screened, Noren's 
accomplished films are some of the finest examples of the transformative 
and abstract qualities of black-and-white film. His works are 
astonishing meditations on the essence of film that capture with reverie 
the simple beauty of domestic scenes. A master of light and shadow, 
fragmentation and speed, Noren dazzles the eye and offers a transcendent 
view of reality. Noted author Scott MacDonald: "Increasingly, Noren's 
interest is light itself, as it is manipulated by camera and filmmaker. 
If one thinks of the movie camera as an instrument with which a 
filmmaker can compose and perform visual music, Noren may well be the 
most accomplished visual master musician we have." In Charmed Particles 
Noren's alchemy of light and living, it is the light that has become 
"real and the flesh illusory." The film frames become living cells 
containing high-energy particles of life that only coincidentally reveal 
the outlines of the human figures generated from them. The Lighted Field 
Noren states is "Ghost pictures from the 'other' world, which is this 
world. The ghost is in love, at work, at play with bright companions in 
The Lighted Field. Flutter of phantoms, trick of light, sleight of the 
eye. A comedy of mirrors. Love advice from the grave."

April 28th
The Adventures of the Exquisite Corpse Part IV: Charmed Particles
[1977, 16mm, b&w, silent (18fps), 78 min]

April 29th
The Adventures of the Exquisite Corpse Part V: The Lighted Field
[1987, 16mm, b&w, silent, 61 min]

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