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COLONY OF LIGHT, PT 1: OUR (IM)MATERIAL SELVES

THE COLONY OF LIGHT, PT 1: OUT (IM)MATERIAL SELVES
Film Screening

Wednesday, August 19 at 8:00pm (doors at 7:30)
Admission: $5.00

Now in its third year of an optimistically infinite lifetime, the provisionally utopian COLONY OF LIGHT is proud to present a two-part program of 16mm films, videos and live performance.  Featuring an array of recent works from its 13-person strong membership of internationally-renowned artists, curators, and musicians, these programs converge on a radiant center via two seemingly divergent branches.  In OUR (IM)MATERIAL SELVES, the physical body comes face-to-digital face with its decidedly virtual self; in HIVE VISION, the individual undergoes an alchemical transformation into collective spirit, into light and Beyond.  The two sides form a third: transfiguration awaits...

(all artists will be present, surprises in store!)

THE COLONY OF LIGHT, PT 1: OUR (IM)MATERIAL SELVES
Now, as in the future, we all live double lives - after all, the virtual realm is no place for a rotting body.  It requires an augmented form -  an explicit set of controls that cannot simply be called 'neck' or 'eyes.'  Virtual space exists as an inverted mirror, all specular noise and colorful decay. Things do not decompose there - they simply cease to be. "Anything is possible", our avatars tell us. "Anything is possible", we respond back.  Hands in virtual hands, we re-vision our horizons, pull their selective threads, build a glint of utopia.  Together, we project our futures back.

FEATURING

Wayward Fronds by Fern Silva (13:00, 16mm, 2014)

an aging process by Jonathan Schwartz (3:00, 16mm, 2014)

Eusebio, The American by Ruth Somalo (13:30, video, 2015)

a certain worry by Jonathan Schwartz (3:00, 16mm, 2014)

Renée by Basma Alsharif (15:00, video, 2015)

The Mess by Peter Burr (8:00, video, 2015)

Keratin Reserve Remix by Joshua Solondz (15:00, 16mm, live sound, 2013/15)

+ SURPRISES

Total Run Time: 75:00