EventJuly 18, 2015

EPFC Screens New Film and Video by Michael Scroggins

Film still from Michael Scroggins’ ‘Adagio for Jon and Helena.’ | Courtesy of the filmmaker.

On Saturday (July 18), Echo Park Film Center (EPFC) screens new experimental film and video by CalArts School of Film/Video faculty Michael Scroggins in an event titled Ever-Newer Waters.

“Consistently pushing the boundaries of medium and method, Scroggins’ innovative moving image abstractions range from analog overhead projector performances to explorations of digital stereoscopy and novel applications of modern motion-capture techniques,” notes the EPFC’s website.

The evening’s program includes:

  • What Are You Looking At? (1970), shot with a ½ inch reel-to-reel EIAJ Sony Portapak, the device that made portable videotape recording open to a wide range of people for the first time in history,
  • Adagio for Jon and Helena (2009), a continuous take digital recording from a live solo liquid light projection performance,
  • Kudakutemo (2015), inspired by a haiku by late 19th century Japanese poet Choshu, and
  • Instance (2015), an improvisational performance applying liquid light projection techniques.

Scroggins is a video artist, animator and founding member of the pioneering Los Angeles-based light show collective, Single Wing Turquoise Bird. His works have been widely exhibited internationally, including screenings at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, Union of Filmmakers in Moscow and Seibu Ginza in Tokyo.

EPFC is a nonprofit media arts organization that uses experimental and documentary cinema as catalysts to inspire, educate and empower marginalized communities.

Saturday’s screening of Ever-Newer Waters: Experimental Film and Video by Michael Scroggins is free and open to the public.

Event Details

Ever-Newer Waters: Experimental Film and Video by Michael Scroggins

July 18, 8 pm
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles

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