Lewis Klahr

Lewis Klahr: Dreaming Over the Flux of Things Past

“Visually seductive stories... Klahr gets the peculiar power of American mass culture exactly right.”–Chicago Reader

Los Angeles premiere
Jack H. Skirball Series

Prolix Satori, USA, 2008-10, 77.5 minutes, digital video

Master collagist Lewis Klahr returns to REDCAT with a new series, Prolix Satori. A departure for him, the series is both open-ended and ongoing, with a variety of thematic focuses, and will include a combination of very short works (under a minute) and feature-length films. It will also function as an umbrella for various sub-series. This program offers seven digital films from Prolix Satori, including five pieces from “The Couplets”: Wednesday Morning Two A.M. (2009, 6:30 min.), Sugar Slim Says (2010, 7 min., with music by Mark Anthony Thompson performed by Chocolate Genius), Nimbus Smile (2009, 8:30 min.), Nimbus Seeds (2009, 8:30 min.), and Cumulonimbus (2010, 9:30 min.). “The Couplets” are generally structured around the pairing of pop melodies and the theme of romantic love as expressed in the songs’ lyrics. Also screening: False Aging (2008, 15 min.) and Lethe (2009, 23 min.).

In person: Lewis Klahr

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

Advanced Curators' Notes

Funded in part with generous support from Wendy Keys and Donald Pels.

Associated Images: 

MON 10/11
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff