Philippe Blanchard, Mark Essen, Duncan Malashock, and Jesse Malmed Curated by Deep Leap Microcinema
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Highlighting prime exemplars of the nascent independent/art video game world, these works challenge notions of playability, object and rules.
Springfield Eternal is a Saturday morning memento mori. An appropriated Bart Simpson is subjected to a Sisyphean eternal punishment as he ages, withers and dies over and over again, steadfastly staying on his skateboard or staying true to character. Questioning how time is represented in cartoons, this short looping animation uses morphing techniques to create subtle animation effects in an attempt to blur the time of the narrative and the time of the viewer.
Deep Leap Microcinema is peripatetic screening and exhibition series dedicated to thematically-curated experimental film, video art and new media work. Past programs include: Sacred Geometries, The Internet Is a Terrible Place to Live, Zaum/Beyonsense and In the Light Cone.
Exhibition Description The IN(ter)DEPENDENCE exhibition points to the emergence, in and around Portland over the last 5 years, of small, independently operated, and self-funded cultural hubs. These creative centers have sprung from garages, sheds, old store fronts, unusual gallery situations, above creeks, and within vacant retail spaces. The cross section of these centers represented in IN(ter)DEPENDENCE have introduced exciting new levels of refinement, fresh inspiration, and consistency into the familiar DIY sensibility the Northwest is known for.
Each space or curator participating was asked to nominate an artist or collaborative group to represent them in them in the IN(ter)DEPENDENCE exhibition.