Tense Nature: The Changeover System
2017, Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder, USA, 60 min.
- Thu, Oct 26th 6:00pm
Known for performances that transform films into stunning sculptures of light, New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder return to Chicago with their latest live work. The piece unites the Gene Siskel Film Center’s two theaters by cycling the reels of one feature-length film through each of its four 35mm projectors. The artists introduce glassware and other diffracting media to bend, scatter, distort, and redefine the film’s image. Joined by Chicago-based musician Brian Case, who builds darkly ambient soundscapes from stuttered tape loops and layered lock grooves, the three guide the audience between the two spaces to produce a spectral montage in three dimensions. Presented in collaboration with Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Live performance.
Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, and Brian Case are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.