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THE COLONY OF LIGHT, PT 2: HIVE VISION

 
THE COLONY OF LIGHT, PT 2: HIVE VISION
Film Screening and Perfomance
 
Saturday, August 22 at 7:30pm (doors at 7:00).
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 2: HIVE VISION
Here is the body-as-group, illuminated in the flickering light of this mythical now.  Here is the Self as Hive-Core, as Collective Spirit, as Incantation given voice through the drone and hum of the masses.  Here is shadow-play and dream projection, murmur and ecstatic prayer.  Here is conjuring!  Here is mimicry.  Here is a Gathering, an assembly of costumes called bodies and skin.  Oh, sure - everything is everything, but when that's over and done we've still got us.  And so, here is a solution: you call it "cinema" - we call it "the way forward."

FEATURING

Rad Plaid by Jodie Mack (6:00, 16mm, 2010)

My Psychic Abilities Have Become Grotesque by Xander Marro (12:30, video, 2013)

Ah, Liberty by Ben Rivers (18:00, 16mm, 2008)

Greetings to the Ancestors by Ben Russell (29:00, video, 2015)

Razzle Dazzle by Jodie Mack (5:00, 16mm, live sound, 2014)

Electronic Music Performance by Bonnie Jones (15:00, live, 2015)

+ SURPRISES

Total Run Time: 90:00