Posts Tagged ‘video’

Boys will be Boys: Chris Freeman and Joe Noreen Thursday, September 20, 8pm

Published September 16th, 2012 by Grand Detour

We fell in love with Chris Freeman when he submitted Chris Freeman Presents: A scene from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Episode 3×09, “The Vengeance Factor”  to EFFPortland, and the love just keeps on flowin! Join us as we celebrate his work this Thursday, September 20, at 8pm, in our new space at 640 SE Stark!

Chris Freeman, “Me Time”

Chris Freeman’s video work deals with ideas of masculinity and normalcy as a white, straight, American male.  Often taking the form of self-portraits, Freeman’s constructed situations seek to portray the contradictions in a social group that is so normal it is not defined as a group.  The result is often humorous and ironic, but multi-layered, as he uses his own far-from-perfect male body to show unspoken pressures of strength, vigilance, and competitiveness.  

We’re stoked that he’s going to screen with us this Thursday. We’re stoked that he’s going to be premiering “Dreams of War, Dreams of Lies, Dreams of Dragon’s Fire,” a metal mash-up music video investigating rock star heroes, a mythology of power, unrealized dreams, and how lame normal life is.

We’re also stoked that he’s bringin a friend! Joe Noreen is a photographer, musician, writer, video artist, sometimes film actor, and human, whose work aims to articulate and vindicate the magnificent albatross of incisive sensitivity and the beautiful nightmare that is perceptive consciousness.

Here’s to a night of fantastic media and rad bromance! Suggested donation $3-6 (hey, we pay rent at that space, y’all).


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Salise Hughes will show Recycled Visions at the Hollywood!

Published March 17th, 2011 by Grand Detour

This is a big one, guys. Grand Detour will bring Seattle-based experimental filmmaker Salise Hughes to Portland on March 29 at 7PM for a screening of Recycled Visions, a collection of her work made between 2005-2011 that includes at least two world premieres. Considering that Hughes’ films have screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, L’Alternative- Barcelona, the Seattle International Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the PDX and Northwest Film & Video Festivals in Portland, as well as the Walker Art Center, it is a tremendous honor to be able to present her work as a part of Grand Detour’s Winter Screening Series. This not-to-be-missed event will take place at the historic Hollywood Theatre, a fitting venue for this highly regarded filmmaker.

Hughes is known for her special process of digitally erasing and layering images from found footage. This collection of her recent short films showcases complex and mesmerizing works that address such disparate subjects as capturing the ephemeral, dreams of flying, and family histories. Recycled Visions will include Title Wave (2005, 2 minutes), How to Draw Clouds (2006, 2 minutes), Flying Dreams (2006, 13 minutes), Double Lives (2007, 5 minutes), Every One I Have Ever Known (2007, 4 minutes), There Were Houses Here (2006, 10 minutes), Strange Weather (2005, 3 minutes), How to Draw Dogs (2007, 3 minutes), The Tourist (2008, 7 minutes), Nothing to Fear But Nothing Itself (2009, 5 minutes), Celluloid Heroes Never Really Die (2010, 6 minutes), The Swimmer (2010, 4 minutes), Shiny Things (2007, 5 minutes), Somewhere (2009, 4 minutes),  How to Draw Flowers (2011, 5 minutes), and the brand-new Erasable Cities (2011).


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