A trio of films by Boston-based filmmaker Luther Price.
Meat Chapter Three (Luther Price, 2015, approx. 7 mins)
In the last decade, Price has been creating projected images from altered 35mm photographic slides, adding bits of other material like snippets of Super 8, 16mm or 35mm movie footage, hair, skin, dust and other detritus. His Meat series draws on imagery of damaged bodies and disturbed domesticity,
35mm slide series. Courtesy of the artist.
Warm Broth (Tom Rhoads, 1987-88, 36 mins)
A pull-string voice and dead-eyed dolls, home movies and the occasional shot of sexual penetration. Like much of Price’s work, the WARM BROTH is at once unsettling and heart-tuggingly poignant.
Super 8mm-to-digital. Digitally restored by Bard College Dept of Film & Electronic Art.
Home (Luther Price, 1999, 13 mins)
The sights and sounds of Price’s domestic life—snapshots of his mother, along with her voice; a shopping list on a refrigerator; a box of donuts on the kitchen table—combine into a melancholy lullaby, homely and unheimlich, the images and recordings looped, distorted, and partially destroyed.
Super 8mm-to-digital. Digitally restored by Anthology Film Archives with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
This screening includes a post-screening conversation and Q&A with artist Luther Price and Ed Halter, Critic in Residence in the Film and Electronic Arts department at Bard College, founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York, and writer for Artforum, The Believer, Bookforum, Cinema Scope, frieze, Little Joe, Mousse, Rhizome, Triple Canopy, the Village Voice and elsewhere.