Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Bradley Eros & Rachael Guma/Optipus—The Expanded Cinema Laboratory presents
Hex on Science, or The Secret Life of Flowers (Pure Sex)
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 8:30 PM
WHERE: Red Room @ Normals Book Store, 425 E. 31st St., Baltimore
Kenneth Zoran Curwood (b. 1971 NYC) is a Brooklyn based artist working in film, animation and sculpture. He received a BA (concentration in Sculpture) from School of Visual Arts in 1995. His 16mm films combine traditional animation practices (cel, rotoscope, stop-motion) with many bygone special effects techniques (slit-scan, optical printing, tinting, toning). He has exhibited his work at Anthology Film Archives, Canada, Union Docs, Monkeytown, Secret Project Robot, Vaudeville Park, CREAM Gallery, and Heliopolis. He has taught workshops at Columbia University, Mono No Aware, and Camera Club New York. He is a member of the collective DecayNY.
Bradley Eros is an artist working in myriad media: experimental film & video, collage, photography, performance, sound, text, contracted and expanded cinema & installation. Also a maverick curator, composer, designer & investigator. Concepts include: ephemeral cinema, mediamystics, subterranean science, erotic psyche, cinema povera, poetic accidents and musique plastique. Exhibited at 2004 Whitney Biennial & The American Century, MoMA, PS1, The New York, London & Rotterdam Film Festivals, Performa09, Exit Art, The Kitchen, Millennium, Ocularis, Light Industry, Issue Project Room, Microscope Gallery, Participant Inc, Cabinet, ABC No Rio, White Box, The New York Underground Film Festival, Migrating Forms, Warhol Museum, Pacific Film Archives, SF Cinematheque, No.w.here in London, Lightcone in Paris, Arsenal in Berlin, Image Forum in Tokyo; Collaborated with the Alchemical Theater, the band Circle X, Voom HD Lab, expanded cinema groups kinoSonik & Arcane Project, and currently Optipus (laboratory); Worked for many years with the New York Filmmakers’ Cooperative, Anthology Film Archives, & co-directed the Roberta Beck Mercurial Cinema.
Rachael Guma is a filmmaker and sound artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Through her experiments with Super 8 film and analog sound, Rachael strives to create an engaging live viewing experience that embraces the idiosyncratic qualities of technology, while maintaining a hand-crafted approach to her output. Since graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute, her films have screened at the San Francisco Cinematheque, RX Gallery, Mono No Aware, Northern Flickers, Union Docs, AXWFF 2011, Black Mariah Films, and Microscope Gallery where she was invited to present her first solo show. As a member of Optipus Film Collective, she has performed live foley sound at the Kitchen, Participant Gallery, 2011 Index Festival, Roulette, and the Museum of Art and Design.