Video Screening—Son et Lumière I: Water Wrackets and Intervals


Location: Washington Hall

Video by Benjamin Funke and Gabrielle Gopinath; soundtrack by Cooper Crain and Dan Quinlivan

Son et Lumière I features DVD projections by multimedia artists, a live musical performance, and realtime video editing.

The videos in the show, entitled Water Wrackets and Intervals, began as reinterpretations of Peter Greenaway shorts from the late ‘60s. Both works bring precision timing and an acid-etched color palette to the stylishly deadpan depiction of ebbs and flows. Intervals documents art gawkers at the Venice Biennale; in Water Wrackets, Indiana floodwaters saturate the screen to the drone of Crain’s psychedelic soundtrack.

Crain and Quinlivan composed, performed and produced the soundtrack for Water Wrackets, which came out in 2011 as an LP/DVD set on Kallistei Editions. It features episodic arrangements of garage psychedelia that draw inspiration from Ravi Shankar, Sun Ra, and 1970s Krautrock. At the event, Crain and Quinlivan will be performing the Water Wrackets soundtrack live, as well as material from their brand new release on Kallistei Editions, Vibraquatic.

This event is free, but ticketed, and open to the public. Tickets available in the Riley Hall of Art and Design, Room 306, and at the Washington Hall box office prior to the show.