This week in Seminar, we veer away from the animation industry into a discussion and presentation of experimental film works encompassing visual music, expanded cinema, and new media.
Long-standing organizations such as Anthology Film Archives in New York City, the EchoPark Film Center and the iotaCenter in LA, and Artists Television Access in San Francisco are dedicated to showcasing independent experimental cinema and stand as proof of its longevity. Hench-DADA alumnus Huckleberry Lain will discuss his experience working with each of these organizations, his collaborations with musicians and other artists, and tips on how best to traverse the art film world as an emerging experimental filmmaker.
The eclectic program curated by Lain from the iotaCenter library includes many styles, important classics, documents of interactive installations, new media art, and a selection of his own works.
1. Mary Ellen Bute – New Sensations in Sound (1.25) 1958
2. Chris Casady – Son of Puddle Jumper (1.30) 2009
3. Huckleberry Lain – First Look ’08 Intro, Parallel (excerpt) 2009 Antiquities for the Queen of Angels (10.25) 2013
4. Larry Cuba – Calculated Movement (6.30) 1985
5. Adam Beckett – Heavy Light (7.00) 1973
6. Sky David – Lumia Nocturna (3.26) 1974
7. Sara Petty – Furies (3.00) 1977
8. Laura Heit – The Deep Dark (7.06) 2011
9. Stephanie Maxwell – Nocturne (3.00) 1999
10.Naomi Uman – Removed (5.50) 1999
11.Jacques Perconte – Apres Le Feu (7.08) 2010
12.Dr Strangeloop – Fields (Part 1, 6.36) 2012
IotaCenter is a public benefit, non-profit arts organization founded in 1994. Our mission is to inspire both new and existing artists in a historically dispersed and constantly changing technological environment. We aim to do this by foregrounding and contextualizing historically underrepresented experimental and visual music works, enriching current scholarly and academic inquiry into the artists and works in our collection, and providing our community of patrons with a foundation with which to a) study historical work and b) create new work. In other words, the end of one work’s life cycle can inspire the beginning of another. Iota is dedicated to fostering a community of artists by engaging them with our fourprograms: community, exhibition, research and preservation. We work with other like-minded organizations to exhibit and distribute underrepresented experimental works; foster research and discovery by maintaining an archive, on-site library and website; and preserve the films, artwork and paper material in our collections.
Huckleberry Lain bio:
A DADA alumni, Huckleberry Lain has directed, animated and produced dozens of shortfilms, advertisements, online video projects and multimedia installations over a 13 year span and recently won an award for his latest film in Sydney. He has studied under leaders in the field of filmmaking both inside and outside of academia including Mike Kuchar, Bradley Eros, Larry Cuba, Kathryn Smith, Christine Panushka, Maasaki Tanabe and many other esteemed filmmakers. Huckleberry has also curated and programmed numerous events during his time as the Artistic Director of NewTown, a volunteer and Board Member of the iotaCenter, the founder of piXel (+) freQuency gallery and on other occasions as a guest curator. A current artist in the Oakland based collective, ABCO ArtSpace. He has been involved in an assortment of projects highlighting the illustrious past of experimental cinema and animation including producing three DVD’s on legendary animators Adam K. Beckett, Robert Darroll and Bill Alves, as well as performing in the films of Mike Kuchar and Marie Losier.