Media Arts Program
 


Saturday, October 30, 2004

Matt McCormick

Presented at:
Squeaky Wheel



Saturday October 30 at 8 p.m. at Squeaky Wheel
Matt McCormick in person
$5 general, $4 Hallwalls/Squeaky Wheel members

Co-sponsored by Hallwalls, Squeaky Wheel, and the Experimental Television Center.

Matt McCormick lives in Portland Oregon and has been making experimental films for over twelve years. He’s also the founder of Peripheral Produce, an innovative upstart video distributor specializing in short experimental work, and the director of the Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival, Portland’s premiere venue for experimental, documentary, and otherwise obscure contemporary cinema. Matt will stop at Squeaky Wheel on his East coast tour to screen several of his works including SINCERELY, JOE P. BEAR (1999), THE SUBCONSCIOUS ART OF GRAFFITI REMOVAL (2001), and AMERICAN NUTRIA (2003).

 
 
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.