Monday October 6, 8:30pm (Note late starting time)
Abstracts in Motion
A night of animations by Huckleberry Lain
admission $6 – artist in person

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© 2014 Huckleberry Lain

Microscope Gallery is pleased to present “Abstracts in Motion”, a night of moving image works by LA-based filmmaker Huckleberry Lain who will be visiting New York. “Abstracts in Motions” features two approximately 30-minute works including the premiere of “Telegenic Collapse”, Huckleberry’s latest expanded cinema performance incorporating hand-painted 16mm film, video feedback and hacked pocket music synthesizer.
“A whirlwind of musical disillusion will take you on a journey through abstract worlds of analog tech explosion.” – HL

(approx. 60 mintues)
Parallel, 2009, HD video, color, sound, animation, 32 minutes
Dream like sounds and images engulf the senses. This is a journey through a myriad of abstract visuals, animated doodles, analog video interference and recorded expanded cinema performance. Colors dance and fly through space. A carefully orchestrated epic of visual music that ebbs and flows to hypnotic sounds created by Alejandro Cohen.

Telegenic Collapse, 2014, 30 minutes (premiere)
The world premiere of a new expanded cinema performance employing hand-painted celluloid, video feedback and a pocket music synthesizer, hacked to create video interference. As meditation on interacting obsolete cinema and television contraptions this piece will delve into dark depths of improvised color. Breaking and misusing equipment to create a new world of collapsing abstractions, glitch video, magic lantern flickering and hypnotic color repetitions.

HUCKLEBERRY LAIN  was born in San Francisco and now lives and works in Oakland following several years in New York. Themes of historical representations, environmental impact, color theory and “visual music” can all be found in his films. Huckleberry’s films have shown at the New York Underground Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival and others. And, Huckleberry has traveled to Italy, Japan and Australia for his film and art. He has also starred in several films by Mike Kuchar. He received a BA in Experimental Film and Philosphy at NYU and an MFA from USC.

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