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What’s Old is New Again: Films by Adam Paradis

  • Comfort Station 2579 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Comfort Film presents:

What’s Old'is New Again: Films by Adam'Paradis

Program:

Window Song
Super 8, 9min
2008
A silent ballad, a visual epitaph, to a place I called home. Once war and full of light, this dwelling fell victim to the elements and neglect, now existsuninhabitable.A chronological portrait, that spans the two years I spent living there, documenting the serenity within.

Act of Not Knowing
16mm, 5 min
2016
Remembering unconsciousness and amnesia is a difficult task.
There is something there, but what is it, what does it look like.

Ghost of Estelle
Super 8, 3 min
2006
Beware. This film is haunted. Watch if you dare.

For Paul Lafoley
Video, 1min
2009
Originally made as a promotion for the band Prince Rama’s opening night concert for a Paul Lafoley exhibit, a short moving mandala.

Learning With Your Eyes
Video, 5 min
2007
In the beginning of this ongoing series, one young woman’s trip to the library opens up a world of danger and chaos. On the surface there is no upfront thread to guide your mind through this dark, chaotic tale. But the story lies somewhere within waiting for the viewer to see for themselves, with their own eyes.

One Last Shock
Video, 5 min
2008
This second installment is an essayistic assemblage, One Last shock is a confrontational look under the surface of America’s media saturated culture, and considers its influential tendencies as a form of violence.

Bullwinkle x 3
16mm triple projection, 4min,
2010
An experimental restoration of a hypothetical parody; Jay Wards’ Bullwinkle does Peter Kubelka. Times three. Presented in a not often shown triple projection version.

ZAMA
16mm, 3min
2013
A wondering on loneliness.
Two films slit come together. A somber contemplation on being alone in a strange place. Split 35mm found footage and hand processed 16mm.

Double, Double (needle drop version)
16mm Double Projection, 20min
2007 2016
Originall made for live musical accompaniment by the band Prince Rama, this film has changed many times over the years. At times it was as long as 45min and as short as ten. Sometimes sections fell on the floor of a rock venue and got stepped on,other time I just didn’t like them and took them out. A piece that remains in flux, and is ever evolving, this film was made with the materials of several failed and incomplete films as well as piles of hand processed experimentations.

Free.

Earlier Event: September 20
Ken Vandermark + The Few