the wulf.

05.04.2012 8:00 p.m.

Screening of some new music videos.

Screening of some new music videos - Julia Holter/Rick Bahto - "Marienbad", Julia Holter/Yelena Zhelezov - "Moni Mon Amie", Heather Lockie/Susanna Battin - "When You're Young"... 

followed by: Rick Bahto, Julia Holter, and Mark So inhabiting studies in topiary (Bahto), some keyboard miscellany (Christian Wolff, Morton Feldman), and a 3-tape reading of John Ashbery's poem "As You Came from the Holy Land" [readings 39] (So)

More information about the films:

I wanted to make something that would serve as a visual accompaniment to Julia Holter's song "Marienbad", but would not be strictly tied to it. I utilized multiple film projections interacting and interfering with one another in a single composition. The material seen in this video was made with Kodak Tri-X regular 8 mm motion picture film and Kodak Plus-X 35 mm still film, all of it processed by hand. The video is a single take documenting a live performance using two 8 mm projectors and a single 35 mm projector all aimed at the same space on a screen; there is no digital manipulation of the images, and no edits have been made to the recording. Rick Bahto - January, 2012
Film / photography / projector performance by Rick Bahto.
Many thanks to Walter Vargas for digital documentation

"Moni Mon Amie"
The video for "Moni Mon Amie" interprets the song as a lyrical appeal to the unattainable other, and a conversation that's being had with oneself. The longing transforms the perception of the everyday, turning each moment into a poetic landscape in which the miniature and the gigantic become interchangeable. Julia plays the subject and the object of desire in this video. Yelena Zhelezov - March 2012

'When You're Young'
The video is a series of portraits of people caught in a closed circuit loop of bodily and facial expressions formed by yarn and a game of telephone. Within the song is a parallel story of homemaking; it directs the people to an abandoned suburban development in the Mojave Desert called California City. Here they play the game of imitation and amplification without making eye contact - they are both alone and tied to each other, forming the estranged new desert culture of the video.