Expanded Cinema Performance by Scott Stark [In-Person Only]
$13 General Admission
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** Co-sponsored by Interbay Cinema Society & NWFF **
Using found family photographs (mostly 35mm slides), Scott Stark cracks open the family archive to generate imaginative and at times illogical narratives. The Last Forever (in collaboration with Polish filmmaker Kamila Kuc) unravels a story of a missing spouse and possible murder, while Underlying Persistent Volumes populates an instructional video for software development with photos of birthday parties, road trips and Christmas rituals. Including live musical interludes, the program runs roughly 65 minutes.
The Last Forever
(Scott Stark in collaboration with Kamila Kuc, US, 2022, 11 min TRT)
Digitized 35mm slides, live narration, and two videos using scanned 35mm slides
From Scott: In 2020 Kamila and I started a Google doc where every day we’d post one or two slides from found family collections (vacations, birthdays, holidays, weddings, etc.) and write a caption for it, extending an exquisite corpse narrative thread. The story often became illogical and multi-directional, but rich with characters and subplots, as we worked intuitively and imaginatively responding to each other. It chronicles the story of a missing spouse and possible murder. This is a work-in-progress which we are continuing to develop.
The Last Forever is accompanied by two short videos that playfully manipulate the images along with music and other sound elements:
- The Last Forever: Movement 1 (8 min.) &
- The Last Forever: Movement 2 (3 min.)
Underlying Persistent Volumes
(Scott Stark, US, 2022, 21 min TRT)
Digital video from 35mm slides
An instructional video for a software development platform is illustrated with found family photos and musical accompaniment.
- Segment 1 (12 min.)
- The Hungry Sky – musical interlude with live guitar and singing (3 min.)
- Segment 2 (6 min.)
Night Out of Song
(Scott Stark, US, 2022, 20 min.)
16mm double projection with sound
Abstractions are lifted from the urban palette and deposited atop shapes both organic and inorganic, in an ebb and flow of movement through the city. A kind of breathing.