Monday April 21, 7PM
a film performance by Joel Schlemowitz
16mm film, 35mm slides, color gels, incense, & Victrola
admission $6

© image courtesy of Joel Schlemowitz

Microscope is very pleased to present a new live expanded cinema and sound performance “Reliquary” by Joel Schlemowitz, whose current exhibit PARALLAX REVERIES is on view at the gallery. In “Reliquary” Schlemowitz projects and layers imagery from 16mm footage, 35 mm slides and colored gels, incorporating sounds from vintage 78 Victrola records – selected during the course of the performance – and the fragrance of burning incense into a unique, live poetic and immersive sensory experience. 

Schlemowitz describes “Reliquary” as a peon to beauty centering around repurposed 16mm footage from an earlier film portrait of Aesthesia, a group of artists living in Burlington Vermont and inspired by the Victorian lifestyle and pleasures.

Duration: approx. 45 minutes

JOEL SCHLEMOWITZ is Brooklyn artist working with multiple mediums including celluloid film, installation and collage. His works have also exhibited at Courthouse Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, KUMUKUMU Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Cinema (Madrid), Ukrainian Institute of America, The Images Festival (Canada), Bound & Unbound Gallery. His films are widely screened at cinemas, festivals, and institutions including at The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, Harvard Film Archives, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the New York Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, The London Film Festival among many others. He has received grants from the Jerome Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts.

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