TRYPPS: An Evening w/ Ben Russell - Films & Live Performance
Keene State College
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Putnam Lecture Hall
Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond, Keene, NH
Itinerant media artist and curator BEN RUSSELL returns to New England for a special presentation that promises to annihilate your physical self entirely. Featuring a full set of 16mm films from his TRYPPS series and culminating in a live double-projector performance (with light-sensitive electronics! flicker loops! a human skull!) that will send your optic nerves reeling, this is New Modernist Neo-Psychedelic Ethnographic Filmmaking at its finest. From spraypaint transcendence to dead tree deliverance, Lightning Bolt freak-outs to Richard Pryor seances, and the ecstatic capitalism of Dubai to the funereal rites of Surinamese Marooons, this is one screening that will stay with you for ever and ever and ever.
WARNING: This show contains visuals that may be harmful to those with epilepsy.
FEATURING: Black and White Trypps Number One (6:30, 16mm, 2005), Black and White Trypps Number Two (9:00, 16mm, 2006), Black and White Trypps Number Three (12:00, 16mm, 2007), Black and White Trypps Number Four (11:00, 16mm, 2008), Trypps #5 (Dubai) (3:00, 16mm, 2008), Trypps #6 (Malobi) (12:00, 16mm, 2009), The Black and the White Gods (20:00, live performance, 2008) TRT 70:00