pictured: Rogier Smal and James Harrar
Directors Lounge Screening:
Cinema Soloriens Screening
Thursday, 15 October 2015
James Harrar, experimental filmmaker, video artist and musician from Atlanta, Georgia comes to Berlin for this screening. The artist, who mostly collaborates with musicians for live shows under the name Cinema Soloriens, is currently on tour in Europe. His films – and music – take on a lucid form of audio-visual communications with the audience. They are often meditations on beauty, perception, allegory, sensuality and visual phenomena. The material of his videos may be found footage, material he is filming on travels, or dense abstract work that may be digitally created, or just clouds of ink.
Music and film merge together in a trance-like experience for the audience. A kind of lyrical film-poetry that Harrar has pursued since the late 80’s. “Throughout his career, Harrar has tried to give the viewer new visual experiences while challenging fixed notions of visual language and individual seeing. He is exhibiting all over the world at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, Yamaguchi Center for Art & Media and The Andy Warhol Museum to name a few.”
James Harrar will personally introduce his films and perform live soundtracks to them. Curated and presented by Klaus W. Eisenlohr.