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Art Basel Sound and Film Program 2017
SoundScape Park, Miami Beach, FL

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For this year’s Art Basel Film sector screening, David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions, has selected films that engage with the diverse and global language of dance, as well as the connection between movement and music.

 

 

 

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Thursday, December 7

7:00 PM | Sound work

Hans Berg, Trance, running time 17’ (played on one hour loop), 2017, Gió Marconi, Lisson Gallery

Prior to the Film program each evening, Trance (2017), a new immersive sound work by Swedish artist and music producer Hans Berg (b. 1978), will be presented on the state-of-the-art surround sound system in SoundScape Park. Based on his experiences composing both electronic dance music for clubs and atmospheric soundtracks for Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg, Berg continues to be fascinated by music’s potential to transport listeners into a trance-like state. Trance is a hypnotic aural tapestry weaving together rainforest sounds, synthesizer rhythms and more.

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8:00 PM | Short Film program | Jibabe-Khalil Huffman and Jen DeNike
Running time approximately 72’, selected by David Gryn

Featuring recent works by Jibade-Khalil Huffman (b. 1981) and Jen DeNike (b. 1971), who both work across various media. Huffman’s works bring together spoken and written language, photography, vintage television and computer animation to pay homage to African-American popular culture. In her films, DeNike stages vignettes of urban and suburban life as lyrical, slow-motion masquerades of joy, pain and transcendence by blending video, photography, sculpture and performance.

Jibade-Khalil Huffman, GIF, 2013, Anat Ebgi
Jibade-Khalil Huffman, First Person Shooter, 2016, Anat Ebgi
Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Figuration (A), 2017, Anat Ebgi
Jen DeNike, The Pimp, 2015, Anat Ebgi
Jen DeNike, The Boxer, 2015, Anat Ebgi
Jen DeNike, The Cat, 2015, Anat Ebgi

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Friday, December 8

7:00 PM | Sound work
Hans Berg, Trance, running time 17’ (played on one hour loop), 2017, Gió Marconi, Lisson Gallery

8:00 PM | Film program  
Running time approximately 45'; selected by David Gryn

Free Jazz Vein (2017) by Tin Ojeda (b. 1982) builds on the artist’s ongoing fascination with the 1970s era, inspired by jazz album covers and movie posters from the period. Shot in the United States, Central America, Australia and Indonesia, the work focuses on experimental surfing while also offering a glimpse into the poverty that exists in the towns around those beautiful beaches. Super 16mm film, with its grainy texture, lens flares and painterly depth of field, lends the film a nostalgic feel, while off-screen dialog and statements connect it to the present moment.

Tin Ojeda, Free Jazz Vein, 2017, 303 Gallery

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Saturday, December 9

7:00 PM | Sound work
Hans Berg, Trance, running time 17’ (played on one hour loop), 2017, Gió Marconi, Lisson Gallery

8:00 PM | Short Film program
Running time approximately 70', Corbett vs. Dempsey presents works from the Chicago Film Archives, selected by Jim Dempsey and Michelle Puetz together with David Gryn

 

Titled The Reflection in the Puddle is Mine, the Short Film program presents a selection of works from the Chicago Film Archives’ collection. Selected by David Gryn together with Michelle Puetz, Curator of Collections and Public Programs, Chicago Film Archives and Jim Dempsey, Co-Owner, Corbett vs. Dempsey, the films and videos featured in the program provide a rare and fascinating view of life in Chicago from the 1930s to the present. Exploring dance as an abstract form, the program takes its title from a 1961 film by dancer and choreographer Sybil Shearer (b. 1912, d. 2005) and filmmaker Helen Morrison (b. 1901, d. 1984), which documents Shearer’s dance company in a performance that escalates from the mundane world to the abstract and spiritual.

Robert Stiegler, Full Circle, 1968
Samantha Hill, An Anthology of Kinship, 2017
Morton & Millie Goldsholl, Union Pier 1942: Film Experiments (excerpt), 1942
Ruth Page, Variations on Euclid, 1938
Ruth Page, Untitled Rehearsal, c., 1930
Larry Janiak, Disintegration Line #2, 1970
Helen Morrison & Sybil Shearer, Without Wings the Way is Steep, 1961
Helen Morrison & Sybil Shearer, The Reflection in the Puddle is Mine, 1961
Latham Zearfoss, Something to Move In, 2014

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