Screening: Leslie Thornton

Cut From Liquid to Snake (2018) + other works


Cut from Liquid to Snake (2018), 27min.

Binocular Menagerie (2014), 2:50min

Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Prologue (1985), 19min.

From different perspectives, Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Prologue (1985) and Cut from Liquid to Snake (2018) draw on a dark, post-apocalyptic world and a feeling of anxious speculation. "It is an arbitrary world they live in, not a sensitive world, a horrible world, limiting, blind, stupid, arrogant, like any culture.“ (LT). One of Thornton’s most recent works, Cut from Liquid to Snake, is an uncanny psychedelia of the instability of the present moment. Binocular Menagerie (2014), is a reformatting of recordings of animals into kaleidoscopic abstraction; in which relations between predator and prey are translated into configurations of digital morphology.

Leslie Thornton's experimental film and video works combine archival material, texts, found footage and soundtracks to create complex image/sound interactions. Texts react to sounds and images in such a way that the syntax they create formulates its own critique – hypnotising, confusing and provocative.

Leslie Thornton lives and works in New York and Providence, RI.

Organised by Kathrin Bentele and Matthew Hanson.

From March to May 2019, Kathrin Bentele and Matthew Hanson organize a series of events involving screenings, readings, and talks. Check back soon for more info – please join us!

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