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The False Aging Trilogy and Prolix Satori series with Lewis Klahr in person


The False Aging Trilogy. Digital projection. World premiere of complete series: April Snow (2010, 10 mins.), Album (2013, 33 mins.), and False Aging (2008, 15 mins.). April Snow is a couplet juxtaposing two pop songs. In False Aging, Klahr covers decades of longing and regret in a haunting collage, with a Jefferson Airplane song asking “Is it true I’m no longer young?” Of his brand new work, Album, Klahr writes: “Bar mitzvahs. Military training. Rock n’ roll. First person, third person. Family photos kept, family photos discarded. A collage of male coming of age stories that sketches ways America changed from the early 60s to the 1990s.”

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Films from the Prolix Satori series (2009–2010)

Program total running time: 67 mins. (Digital projection)

A Thousand Julys (7 mins.) features Astrud Gilberto’s “Gentle Rain” played forwards and backwards, while comic book images are seen from both sides of a lightbox. Nimbus Smile (9 mins.), Nimbus Seeds (9 mins.), and Cumulonimbus (9 mins.) compose a trilogy of films about romantic triangles. Sugar Slim Says (7 mins.) is a collaboration with the musician Mark Anthony Thompson, aka Chocolate Genius Inc. Wednesday Morning Two A.M. (7 mins.) is a tale of lost love. In Lethe (23 mins.), a scientist devises a way to win the love of a young woman.

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