Experiments in Levitaion

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The Lab
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Music, Arts, Experimental Music, Gallery
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Saturday, July 13, 2013
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

John Davis
John Davis is a California-based visual artist and musician. Combining a background in cultural anthropology and art, his current work builds on the transcendental qualities of experimental film, while expanding the relationship between moving image and sound through live performance, collaboration, experimentation and improvisation.

Paul Clipson
Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker and experimental film artist whose work involves projected installation and live collaborative performances with sound artists and musicians. His largely improvised, in-camera-edited films bring to light subconscious preoccupations and unexpected visual forms. His works have been exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally at such festivals as the New York Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, and the Rotterdam International.

Ashley Bellouin / Ben Bracken Duo
Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken make music with both traditional hand made instruments which exploit the natural overtones and sympathetic vibrations that highly redundant tuning systems generate. Minimal structures and simple harmonic relationships give rise to meditative washes of sound. Each composition is constructed by considering the personal experience of a physical site, the materials used in the construction of the instruments, and the interplay between the two. Their performances are a mixture of the imagined and real, of natural phenomena, and direct action.

Rick Bahto
Rick Bahto is an artist working primarily with 8 mm film, photography, sound, and performance currently living in Los Angeles. He has exhibited his work at a variety of museums, galleries, microcinemas, film festivals, conferences, alternative spaces, and scenic locations. He was commissioned to create a new work for Monday Evening Concerts’ 2010-11 series, was artist-in-residence in Echo Park Film Center’s LA AIR program in 2011, and was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award in 2012. He has collaborated on live performance works with composers Casey Anderson, Luciano Chessa, Julia Holter, and Mark So, and has participated in performances of works by these and other composers. He has created album artwork for musicians Casey Anderson and Julia Holter, as well as several films to accompany songs by Julia Holter from all three of her full length albums. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, and now himself teaches at the Echo Park Film Center and Otis College of Art and Design.

Jim Haynes
Describing his work through the pithy phrase, "I rust things," Jim Haynes is an artist who has developed a vocabulary of decay that focuses on the metaphors and physical manifestations of corrosion as actualized through the still image, sound, and video. He has exhibited internationally, including Experimental Intermedia (NY), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Electric Works (San Francisco), On The Boards (Seattle), and WestSpace (Melbourne); and he has received residencies at MoKS (Estonia) and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Haynes has published his work through Editions Mego, Hooker Vision, Intransitive, Observatoire, and Elevator Bath. He has collaborated with Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound), M.S. Waldron (irr. app. (ext.)), Keith Evans, Allison Holt, and Loren Chasse. He is also a contributing writer for The Wire. Haynes is one of the Directors for 23five Incorporated and is the lone occupant at the Helen Scarsdale Agency.

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  1. The Lab
    2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA