AVANT CINEMA – a multi media showcase of video installation and short form
> experimental, art and animated cinema on five screens.
> From the fascinating machinery propelling “…a Bike Porn” (A. Shirley) to
> the metaphysical musings of animated “Soul Cycle” (Y. Huron) and a
> bittersweet tale of lost love one summer in Coney Island (Coney Island
> USA, C. Butta), AVANT CINEMA reaches into the filmic depths with fifteen
> works of movie art that will excite, astonish, and delight audiences on
> April 24th 2011.
> Contributions of short films and video installation projects from artists
> around the country have been curated by Jocelyn Marquis, who also
> contributes her most recent works to the exhibition. Join us in the
> courtyard for the short film program. Three dedicated gallery spaces
> feature the video installations.
> Sunday April 24th, 2011 from 7PM – 9PM
> Royal Blend Cafe
> 621 Royal @ Toulouse – New Orleans 70130
> $5 Suggested Donation
> Free Popcorn
> Coffee Drinks available for sale in the cafe
In the courtyard – films by Yuri Huron, SOUL CYCLE; Craig Butta, CONEY
ISLAND USA; Jocelyn Marquis, PLUSH; JR Fleming, DRIFT; Andrea Dupree,
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS; Ryan S Ballard, LOS VAQUEROS PUTREFACTOS; Jocelyn
Marquis, DIFFICULT DEATH (teaser); Lisa Stock, THE QUEEN OF WONDERLAND;
Simone Bailey, ELINORE BEAUREGARD; additional films by Hans Michaud and Cassidy Vare.
Three dedicated galleries feature Video Installations by Andrew Shirley:
“BASED ON A TRUE STORY” A BIKE PORN; Jocelyn Marquis: COLOR FILM DEUX; JR
Due to mature content, this show is recommended for audiences 18 or over.
REVEL is a multi-disciplinary performance salon.
Performing artists and film makers share new and in progress works
to a supportive audience of other artists and local sophisti-cats.
Entre Gratis! (donations gratefully accepted…)
Sanzenbach and Wallin Ensemble
Raphaelle O’Neil reads new writing
“The Year of Black and Gold,” one woman’s journey through 2010 (the year the Saint’s win the Super Bowl), in which she finds both true love, and the heartache of witnessing the nation’s worst environmental disaster.
Reese Johanson and Mark Albers
“Graveyard Shift Guitar Hero”, physical theater performance-
Guitar hero leads a security guard and an executive to an unlikely romance, a fight love scene, tango and a museum heist.
Accompaniment by Sanzenbach and Wallin Ensemble
Andrea Dupree / Bluebird Art and friends
Video Art featuring music of Isle Dernière with go-go dancing by Geaux Geaux Sheax, plus wacko animations of oil stories, dinosaurs, jerky dancing, ladybugs (and more) accompanied by “Mr Bill Gives Shell the Bill” a mockumentary short by Walter Williams.
Living away from Louisiana for most of the year has really made me appreciate the things that I once took for granted about my home state. Today I’m putting the finishing touches on my Mardi Gras day costume (still deciding on a color for it), made from paper “flowers” from my installation at the Voodoo Ballerina Kingcake Soiree. I feel so lucky to live in such a magical place, where its perfectly normal to spend hours working on a grand costume for a Tuesday morning in New Orleans.