16mm to HD – collaboration with filmmaker Lily Jue Sheng, live sound by Luther Alexander
Performance at MERGE II VIDEO/INTERACTIVE ART + DANCE
CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE RESEARCH – 2/22, 7:30 pm
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
A hybrid showcase of dance and video/interactive art, contemporary dancers, visual artists, and media artists meet to present a variety of their artworks and collaborative projects. Produced by Japanese choreographer and dancer Arisa Kusumi and directed by visual artist Satoshi Tsuchiyama.
PREMIERE SCREENINGS OF GANYMEDE – 2/20 8PM AND 10PM
SPECTACLE THEATER – 124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY
“GANYMEDE is an experimental film set on the solar system’s largest moon. On Ganymede, it is thought that volcanic vents supply the necessary power to fuel life. This film imagines unknown extra-terrestrial life forms engaged in ritualistic aquatic dance beneath a sky of ice. The resulting way of life is depicted as fluctuating pulses of energy abstracted beyond conventional consciousness.
Using a battery of synthesizers and repeating patterns, JONAS REINHARDT delves into the chaotic unknown seeking transcendence and achieving a spiritual ‘other’ defined by ecstatic reverie.”
The crew of Brooklyn-based filmmakers for this expedition include Antonia Kuo, Josh Lewis, Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Shona Masarin, Ben Mosca, Lily Jue Sheng.
JONAS REINHARDT is also celebrating the publication of GANYMEDE as a vinyl record and DVD set from Constellation Tatsu.