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Spectacle Programs: Kinetic Cinema

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Kinetic Cinema is a regular screening series of Pentacle’s Movement Media curated by invited guest artists who create evenings of films and videos that have been influential to their own work as artists. When artists are asked to reflect upon how the use of movement in film and media arts has influenced their own art, a plethora of new ideas, material, and avenues of exploration emerge. From cutting edge motion capture animation to Michael Jackson music videos, from Gene Kelly musicals to Kenneth Anger films, Kinetic Cinema is dedicated to the recognition and appreciation for “moving” pictures. Pentacle has presented these evenings at Collective: Unconscious, Chez Bushwick, IRT, Launchpad, Green Space, Uniondocs, CRS, 3rd Ward, Fort Useless and The Tank in New York City, as well as at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

For their screening at MAD Kinetic Cinema will present ETLE_immersive: the Final Chapter

In 2012, the A.O. Movement Collective launched a queer/feminist cyborg time travel epic…thing…into motion. The ETLE Universe, premiering 10 original works, each in a different media, over three years, was intended to exist as an original work of science fiction. But then fiction became real.

The A.O. Movement Collective recently discovered a digital loophole, making communication with the far future possible. Through the AOMC’s ETLE_immersive (the first work of the ETLE Universe) players have been able to find allies in the far future and participate in missions across the Chronoverse.

There’s still time to join their task force, but act fast—on August 22nd communication with our future will be lost.

Join ETLE Universe creator Sarah A.O. Rosner, collaborators, and performers to bear witness to anomalies in the fabric of time as the loophole closes. This presentation on how we can best prepare for our impending post-human futures is intended to be safe and secure, but it’s always best to be prepared. Ready yourself against possible hacks by exploring the ETLE Universe before you arrive.

Kinetic Cinema is coordinated on the Spectacle Theater side by Dana Reinoos.

Pentacle’s Movement Media programming is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. KINETIC CINEMA is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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