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Los Angeles Filmforum presents Steve Roden: Sequences and Scores

August 5, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Please note this event will take place at the
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Los Angeles Filmforum and LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition) invite you to join us for a rare screening of work by Los Angeles artist Steve Roden, presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Shells, Bells, Steps and Silences, currently on view at LACE. This screening includes Roden’s first video work from 1989, and many never before screened super 8mm projects that will be accompanied by a live sound score to be performed by Roden. Striations, a 16mm film from 2011 that references Dennis Oppenheim’s early films, Gary Beydler’s Hand Held Day, and the work of Jess, will also be screened.

Roden’s working process uses various forms of specific notation (words, musical scores, maps, etc.) and translates them through self-invented systems into scores; which then influence the process of creating the work. These scores, rigid in terms of their parameters and rules, are also full of holes for intuitive decisions and left turns. The inspirational source material becomes a kind of formal skeleton for the finished abstract works. In his visual works, translations of information such as text and maps become rules and systems for generating visual actions such as color choices, number of elements, and image building.

$10 general; $6 students/seniors/LACE members; free for Filmforum members.  Tickets available at Brown Paper tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/262575

More details at lafilmforum.org.

Steve Roden has been exhibiting his visual and sound works since the mid 1980?s, and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, including: Mercosur Biennial Porto Alegre Brazil, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, UCLA Hammer Museum Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art EMST Athens Greece, Singuhr-Horgalerie in Parochial Berlin, Center for Book Arts New York, The Kitchen New York, Pomona College Museum of Art, La Casa Encendida Madrid, Susanne Vielmetter LA and Berlin Projects, Studio la Citta Verona Italy, and others. In 2010, curator Howard Fox organized the exhibition steve roden / in between: a 20 year survey, which opened at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, and was accompanied by a full color catalog.

His works are in the permanent collection of the following institutions: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin, TX; The Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs, CA; The Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona, CA; The ASU University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ; The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece.

This screening is made possible with the generous support of the Pasadena Art Alliance.

Filmforum’s screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and the Metabolic Studio.  Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.  We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.

Special Thanks to Robert Crouch, Santi Vernetti, Carol Stakenas.



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