Off the Screen
Third Thursdays • 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Location: Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum
In this new series, we aim to test the boundaries of film through a hybrid of performance and inquiry-based programs centered on the moving image. These challenging programs target the local community while showcasing new films by artists, live-cinema experiences, and deepening collaborations with local partner organizations.
Los Angeles–based artist Madison Brookshire presents a two-part program of his cinematic works concluding with his ambitious, cameraless Color Series. Exploring the tactile elements of the cinematic experience, Brookshire’s films produce complex, unexpected physical reactions.
The legendary Joshua Light Show combines analog methods such as liquid light gels, overhead projection, and mirrors with new video technology to create an immersive and improvisational environment of light accompanied by the musical group Moon Duo.
Filmmaker Caroline Martel pursues the lingering legacy, mystery, and rebirth of the ondes Martenot, an electronic instrument whose unique and evocative sound transfixes musicians and listeners alike. Featuring Q&A with Martel and a special demonstration of the ondes Martenot by Geneviève Grenier.
Since 1992, video artist and photographer Chip Lord has revisited a series examining city spaces. Straddling the line between documentary and experimental filmmaking, Lord’s films take a unique approach to exploring what defines a city and the factors influencing its constant transmutations.
Experimental film artist Alex MacKenzie travels from British Columbia to present a trio of fantastical, multi-screen cinematic works. He’ll present works exploring the chemistry, mechanics, and fragility of film as a medium, using live manipulations of 16mm projectors.