EFF::RUMBLINGS 2012

RUMBLINGS::May 22 6-9PM

May 22 – June 13, 2012

Opening Reception: May 22, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Featuring Performances by Weird Fiction and Future Death Toll

This spring, the inaugural Experimental Film Festival Portland (EFFPortland) will partner with galleryHOMELAND to present a survey of stellar video installations. RUMBLINGSrepresents artists from both the local community and around the United States who use video across a range of modes and presentation strategies.

From the video/sculpture hybrids of Cathy Fairbanks, Ajna Lichau, Shawn Patrick Higgins, and Jason Gutz, to the domestically-set narratives of Christina Santa Cruz and Lydia Greer, to the multi-channel movement explorations of Kelly Rauer and the site-specific experimentation of Julie Perini, to the hallucinatory, super-lo-fi psychedelia of Neil Ira Needleman,RUMBLINGS showcases nine exemplary works of video art. Gallery visitors will see comic books come to life, objects take on new lives and meaning, bodies fragment and distort, and a living room transform into a time capsule. Monitors in the windows of the adjacent Ford Food and Drink will screen loops of additional works, activating the space between the gallery and the outside street.

The opening reception for RUMBLINGS kicks off EFFPortland2012 by providing a hub for the local and visiting artists to gather, view work, and celebrate. Performances by Weird Fiction and Future Death Toll will set the tone for a week of experimental media that challenges, provokes, ignites, and entertains. Weird Fiction’s THE CINEMALGORITHMIC UNCONSCIOUS: AN ARCHIVO-FUTURIST MANIFESTO UNFURLED IN THE AUDIOVISUAL ARENA will interpolate the audience in a participatory improvisation randomly generated from an archive of “genre”, “action”, and “setting”. Future Death Toll’s “throbbing mess of noise that mutates sound and video in a sculptural fashion” will not disappoint with jelleyhaxx.

May 22 – June 13, 2012

Opening Reception: May 22, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Featuring Performances by Weird Fiction and Future Death Toll

This exhibition is sponsored in part by The Historic Ford Building, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Ford Food and Drink, and RACC’s Project Grant

Big Thanks to our staff and volunteers at galleryHOMELAND, Zach and Emily Kosta, and the EFF Team!

For more information please contact Paul@galleryHOMELAND.org or 503.819.965

galleryHOMELAND 2505 SE 11th St. Portland, OR 97202 503.819.9656 www.galleryhomeland.org