Notes:Live/Film/Sound/Tracks is the 10th annual Film-Makers’ Cooperative Benefit Concert – a singular celebration of avant-garde music and expanded cinema, featuring never-before-seen collaborations and performances by an incredible lineup of visionary artists:
Alan Licht / Lee Ranaldo / Wollesonic / Bill Morrison / Lea Bertucci / Victoria Keddie with MV Carbon / Dafna Naphtali / Optipus with the Underworld Oscillator Corporation / DJ Roe Enny
$30 for a unique evening of four hours of expanded cinema and live music.
Notes:Duo music & video by electronic musician / vocalist Dafna Naphtali and media artist Benton C Bainbridge. Since their first performance in 2001 (and again in 2006 at Bent Festival) Naphtali and Bainbridge find ways to viscerally connect sight and sound, mixing new and (used/unused/discarded/revived technology to stimulate heart and mind.
Dafna created the audio score for Quarry (her second score for a Lenore Malen video). Quarry was shown at Lesley Heller Workspace February 1 – March 4, 2012.
Quarry 2001-15 “What if objects like rock refuse the stillness of being rendered and the on human world makes its own impress, exerts its own force.” JJ Cohen Filmed in summer 2001 and edited immediately after 9/11
Directed by Lenore Malen
Cameras: Jordan Wolfson, Ilana Rein Editors: David Bee, Ruppert Bohle, Lenore Malen Sound: Dafna Naphtali Choreography: Renee Rockoff
“Be Not Afraid” is a two-channel looped video originally projected on suspended glass screens. A re-enactment of the first hypnotic session ever pictured (from an l9th century engraving) it also incorporates archival footage from the Worlds’ Fairs and NASA Footage.
Be Not Afraid, 2007
In 1784 the Marquis de Puysegur, a follower of Franz Anton Mesmer magnetized – or hypnotized – a shepherd, Victor Race on the Village Green
In the video members of The New Society for Universal Harmony are hypnotized under a tree behind which the viewer can see the remnants of Philip Johnson’s NY State Pavilion, itself a tribute to the U.S. Space Program. The video explores two aspects of modernity, the remnants of the utopian dream and the origins of psychoanalysis.
The video was shot in June 2006 by Ezra Bookstein and Ilana Rein, directed by Kathryn Alexander, edited by Lenore Malen and Ruppert Bohle with a score by Dafna Naphtali. It was produced by Lenore Malen & The New Society for Universal harmony.