Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Screening: "Escape to Reality"

Join my friend Ruth Nolan for a reception and screening of "Escape to Reality," a video project she's worked on featuring desert images of 60+ California photographers.

When: November 6th, 6:00 PM
Where: University of California, Riverside--California Museum of Photography
3824 Main Street (at University Ave.), Riverside, CA 92501
phone: (951) 827-4796
Check out the website here.

The video project "Escape to Reality: 24hrs @ 24fps" borrows narrative elements from Mabel Dodge Luhan's memoirs combining them with the poetry of Palm Desert resident Ruth Nolan, images from Eadweard Muybridge's 1870s Palo Alto motion studies, post-modern music, tourist travelogues taken in New York, California, and Pearl Harbor in 1930s, along with the images of photographers who roamed Joshua Tree National Park for a 24-hour period in May 2008.

"Escape to Reality" montages time periods and styles marking the transition between East and West, day and night, sophisticated urbanity and isolated desert, class comfort and new realities, war to peace, still camera to cinematic, from analog film to digital device.

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