Nu Ark Experiements presents: village blues
an improvisational cinematic collaborative
produced by e.g. bailey and Ayesha Adu
music produced by Jeremy Ylvisaker & Kitundu
“Amma I have lost another child.
Amma my child is gone…”
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Mpls, MN 55408
Tuesday 23 February
village blues, an experimental improvisational film that deals with the disintegration of interpersonal and social relationships within the Black community. The nature of the improvisation is centered around three poems written by e.g. bailey, and serves as the common link within the process between the artists involved. The images are based on the poems, as is the soundtrack. However, each was done separately. Ayesha produced and shot the images, while e.g. produced the audio––neither was allowed to see the other’s work. Both elements of the film would then be brought together at the moment of presentation, hence the improvisational aspect of the film. Often in improvisation there is a common structure or theme, or a musical line, upon which everyone improvises. The goal was to bring this method to filmmaking and explore the possibilities. And further explore the relationship between spoken word and filmmaking.
J. Otis Powell!
evening will begin with 20 minute open mic
a post-film discussion will follow
$3 suggested donation
“even in death,
there is birth”
This series is supported by a grant provided by the MN State Arts Board through an appropriation from the MN State Legislature. In addition, this activity is supported in part by a grant from the NEA.
Co-sponsored by SASE: The Write Place, Intermedia Arts, KFAI Fresh Air Radio, KMOJ, the Powderhorn Writers Festival, Da X-Factor Newz and KFAI’s Write On RaDio! (Thursdays @ 11am).