This summer, Hibbleton Gallery, in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Steve Elkins, is presenting a special film series. For the month of June, we are screening three documentary films on radical women in the arts. Doors open at 7pm. Films begin at 7:30, after a brief introduction by Steve. Each screening is FREE. Donations are welcomed. Arrive early, as seating is limited.
Wednesday, June 12th: "In the Mirror of Maya Deren"
Ukranian artist Maya Deren almost single-handedly pioneered experimental filmmaking in Hollywood during the 1940s and 1950s, and became possibly the only white woman initiated into Voudoun (Voodoo) in Haiti. Filmmaker Martina Kudlacek's haunting portrait of Maya explores her creative path through film, religious possession through dance, ritual involving children's games, Balinese trance, and the study of cultures whose most sacred uses of the human body seek either control or surrender to nature. Score by John Zorn.
Wednesday, June 19th: "Touch the Sound"
Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie is profoundly deaf. After abandoning her hearing aids, she discovers that you can hear music better through your body the moment you stop trying to use your ears. A powerful challenge to conventional notions of what it means to be hearing impaired, and a meditation on the nature of listening as a transformative process, from Thomas Riedelscheimer, director of "Rivers and Tides."
Wednesday, June 26th: "The Artist is Present"
Serbian artist Marina Abramovic explores the limitations of the human body, often risking her life in the process. Marina and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. At her 2010 MOMA retrospective, Marina brings her work to a kind of culmination, challenging herself to be fully present to each stranger who sits in front of her, sharing eye contact in silence. Ulay arrives unexpectedly.
Hope to see you there!
The Magoski Arts Colony