February 21 - 21, 2020
Announcing the formation and release of the Spring 2020 season of The Dallas/Fort-Worth Experimental Film Society at Top Ten Records in Oak Cliff, below referred to as DEx.
DEx is a regular screening series of experimental film, video art, and new media art hosted at Top Ten Records. The film society is a collaboration between artist Michael A. Morris and musician/promoter Lily Taylor and the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at SMU. To date, DEx has hosted 3 screenings of archival 16mm prints from the Jones collection (including Jean Cocteau’s Blood of a Poet, Buñuel and Dalí’s Un Chein Andalou, and Fernand Leger’s Ballet Mechanique) as well as recent films and videos made at Meadows School of the Arts.
Beginning on February 21st, DEx will begin it’s Spring Season with a film by Bay Area underground legend Craig Baldwin. Other screenings will include a tribute to the recently passed video art innovator Woody Vasulka with a performance by composer Martin Back, 16mm films from the 70’s by Dallas’ very own Bart Weiss, films by California filmmaker Chick Strand (who was recently featured as part of the DMA’s Truth: 24 Frames A Second), and a screening of works by both contemporary filmmaker Jen Proctor and found footage legend Bruce Conner.
Mock Up on Mu by Craig Baldwin
Mock Up on Mu is a 2008 found footage science fiction film by Bay Area underground filmmaker and curator Craig Baldwin. Baldwin is known for his sprawling and brilliant collage films that blend science fiction, conspiracy theories, and an anarchistic approach to appropriation of popular images for his own purposes as well as for being one of the founding members of Artists’ Television Access, one of the longest running artist run spaces in San Francisco. In Mock Up on Mu, Baldwin continues his interest in the history of California occult figures including Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard that he explored in his earlier film Spectres of the Spectrum. The feature-length film will be screened on February 21st at 7:30pm at Top Ten Records. The event is BYOB and costs $10, with no one turned away for lack of funds.
Opening: February 21, 2020 | 7:30–9 pm
DEx Presents: Mock Up on Mu by Craig Baldwin
Film: March 20, 2020 | 7:30–9 pm
DEx Presents: A Tribute to Woody Vasulka with Martin Back and David Stout
Film: April 24, 2020 | 7:30–9 pm
DEx Presents: 16mm Films by Bart Weiss
Film: May 15, 2020 | 7:30–9 pm
DEx Presents: Footage Found: Films made at the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection
Film: July 17, 2020 | 7:30–9 pm
DEx Presents: 2 Films by Chick Strand
Film: September 11, 2020 | 7:30–9 pm
DEx Presents: THE END: Films by Jen Proctor and Bruce Conner
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