November 15: Gregg Biermann’s Material Excess

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NEW TIME AND LOCATION FOR TONIGHT:
8:00PM at Echo Park Film Center
1200 Alvarado Street (at Sunset, northeast corner)
Los Angeles CA 90026

Material Excess (2002-03, DVD, color, sound, 73 min)
Gregg Biermann in person!

Material Excess is a large-scale animated movie, which borrows its structure from Dante’s The Diving Comedy. The animation is for the most part created in a digital process related to the hand-made film tradition. In a photo-editing program, scans of various objects are placed on a digital image strip without regard for individual frames. These images are translated into video sequences and the result is an exploding jumble of images. By its very nature, the animation cannot directly illustrate the various bits of narration that appear in the soundtrack. The two things simply happen simultaneously. Full program description here

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