“Pushing the manipulation of celluloid film to the level of performance,”* Jennifer West brings her new work to REDCAT this weekend for a one-night-only screening.
“With sensual, partly abstract, partly imagistic works that delve into how fiction weaves itself into our memories—and how our viewing experience has changed with the digital revolution,” the program features FILM TITLE POEM (2016), which West calls “a psychic montage of my inner history of film.” For this hour-long piece, “West re-shot more than 500 existing movie title cards on 35mm film and manipulated the print with etched patterns, scratches and punctures before transferring it to HD.”**
“A different kind of experimental film exists on the West Coast, but one of the things that people have done here is to deeply infiltrate, recycle, and use the underbelly of the Hollywood system.” — Jennifer West, PARIS LA*
JENNIFER WEST—FILM TITLE POEM AND OTHER WONDERS
REDCAT, DISNEY HALL, downtown Los Angeles
*Martha Kirszenbaum, “Jennifer West: Mind and Matter,” PARIS LA 10, Fall 2013, pp. 5, 10.
**Paragraph 2 quotes from: redcat.org/event/jennifer-west-film-title-poem-and-other-wonders