Sound + Vision Fest Presents: Beautiful Evidence
July 28 at 8:00pm I $8 at the door I $15 advance 3 day passes
What do surrealist sea creatures, psychedelic slime molds and the mechanical fuzz of raw NASA imaging have in common?They’re all part of Beautiful Evidence, a one-night experimental science cinema. Curated by Claire L. Evans, science journalist and one-half of the conceptual pop group YACHT, Beautiful Evidence will pair strange artifacts of science on film with live scores composed by Portland musicians Jeffrey Jerusalem and Golden Retriever.
The films of Beautiful Evidence range from the baroque black-and-white deep sea documentaries of French surrealist Jean Painlevé to time-lapse experiments by Al Jarnow and journeys into the insect kingdom by Stan Brackhage, with a healthy dose of dreamlike space vistas in between.
All the films demonstrate how artists can mold the raw visual information of the world, employing film as a method of inquiry, and in doing so, perform a rogue, kinetic science of their own design.Ultimately, these efforts reveal fragments of fundamental truth.
Plus, they look cool.
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