Mechanical Eye screens cameraless films at the Asheville Art Museum

Here’s the press release from Mechanical Eye Microcinema:

Asheville, N.C. – Mechanical Eye Microcinema is teaming up with the Asheville Art Museum to present a series of cameraless film screenings from June 7th through June 9th. A cameraless film is made by creating images directly on film stock. This can be done by painting and/or drawing directly on film stock or by scraping/scratching the emulsion or by other chemical or non-chemical manipulations of the film.

Friday night will feature a multi-projector extravaganza live performance called “No Cameras, Lots of Projectors,” followed by screenings of cameraless films throughout the weekend.

Friday, June 7th – 6pm to 7pm
No Cameras, Lots of Projectors
Filmmakers Roger Beebe, Robert Edmondson, and Nick Mendez in person!
$5 Art Museum Members/ $6 Non-members plus admission to museum

Filmmaker Roger Beebe will present his multi-projector performance “Films for 1 to 8 Projectors.” Beebe will be running as many as 8 projectors simultaneously, projecting short films made and projected in a variety of formats (video, 16mm, and Super-8). The films combine found footage and Beebe’s own striking handmade images. This work can only be screened with the filmmaker actually running the projectors, and running from projector to projector. Florida filmmakers Robert Edmondson and Nick Mendez will also be projecting cameraless films, both projecting originals — which means no other copy of this work exists!

Cameraless Film Screening
Saturday, June 8th: 12pm – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm
Sunday, June 9th: 1pm – 2 pm and 3pm – 4pm
$5 Art Museum Members/ $6 Non-members plus admission to museum

Cameraless films and videos by Jodie Mack, Ben Popp, Scott Fitzpatrick, Kelly Gallagher, Joshua Solondz, Devon Damonte, Gregg Biermann, Matt Gossett, Lauren Cook, and others! With a special showing of Madame Winger Makes a Film
by Helen Hill!

All screenings take place at the Asheville Art Museum
2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 2880

Mechanical Eye Microcinema celebrates the subversive and creative possibilities of the moving image by screening independent, experimental, avant-garde, and documentary films and videos that otherwise may not be shown in Asheville. We are a mobile microcinema that screens films at different locations each month.

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