Thursday, January 15 at 7:30pm in the Walker Cinema (and it’s FREE!) we are kicking off our third annual Expanding the Frame series with a performance/screening by New York artist Bruce McClure. Bruce’s work blurs the lines of film presentation, live music, and performance and isn’t bound by any of the structures that could be potentially imposed by any of the individual elements.
Every one of his performances is unique, but for his Walker show, he plans on trying a few things he hasn’t before. It will involve both of our 35mm projectors, three of Bruce’s modified 16mm projectors, and a chain of about 15 effect pedals to process the sound – all working simultaneously to create an aural and visual experience like no other.
Bruce has been working in the Cinema getting everything set up for the performance tomorrow. Even in the early stages of the set-up and preparation, I’ve been completely floored. What he creates is an enveloping, visceral experience that transcends any cinema presentation I have seen. The visuals and sound interact in way that seem to, for lack of a better word, trick your brain into sensing rhythms and patterns that perhaps aren’t actually present in either. The experience itself is intensely physical, almost violent in a way, yet ethereal and trance-inducing.
It has the potential to be the best film/performance/noise show for me, period. If you are anywhere in and around Minneapolis, don’t miss this. I can’t stress that enough. If nothing else, it will be something the likes of which you never have seen and possibly won’t see again.