For Immediate Release:
October 01, 2007
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Walls of Sound: Two Projector Performances by Bruce McClure
October 25 and 26, 2007
McBean Theater at 7:30pm
Co-presented by the Exploratorium and San Francisco Cinematheque
Working with custom-made film strips and an elaborate array of modified projectors, the Brooklyn-based Bruce
McClure creates immersive sound/light experiences that go beyond the merely cinematic. McClure premieres his new work in the Exploratorium's McBean Theater on Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26 at 7:30pm. Admission is $6.00 for Exploratorium and Cinematheque members, and $8.00 for non-members.
McClure's self-made films are projected through multiple projectors, altering the rate of projection so that compelling light and shadow and sound effects are created. He works with the division of the whole into parts. In his cinematic equation, formal considerations are directed towards the projector where the convergence of light lines and sound evolve into an interactive play between the audience and the phenomenal apparatus -- approaching the realm of ecstatic fusing of sound and image in hallucinatory frenzy. The screenings are as follows:
Program One: Lit Cavities in the Face Open Their Glassy Embrace to Receive You
Rack & Slide (2006) 30 min. Bay Area Premiere
Nethergate (2005) 30 min.
Program Two: Down the Photoslope in Syncopanc Pulses
Evertwo Circumflicksrent…page 298 (2007) 15 min. Bay Area Premiere
Pierced but not Punctured (2007) 20 min. Bay Area Premiere
Unnamed Complement (2007) 25 min. Bay Area Premiere
About the Filmmaker
Bruce McClure became a licensed architect in 1992. After experimenting with metronomes and stroboscopes, McClure started using 16 millimeter film projectors threaded with patterned film strips to lay out timed intervals of light and optically generated sound signals. His projector performances have been included in many international events including the Whitney Biennial, Rotterdam Film Festival, Image Forum (Japan) and the Media City Film Festival, Windsor, Ontario
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions.
About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367