Kerry

The Color Red Bleeds Blue

An Expanded Cinema Work in Kodachrome

By Kerry Laitala

Polychromatic light waves caress the corneas and travel via the occipital lobes through corpuscular connections…. Spectrums of undulating, spinning refractions of forms move through space… the Chromocinekaleidoscope creates light sculptures tangible and tasty…One becomes immersed in momentary molecules of elusive color, staining the wall palate to divide slivers of space into charged shards of time. The threshold of awareness melts into the fabric of luminous energy, which radiates from the lens through reflective mirrors as the apparatus through which one spies becomes the vehicle for re-compositions to scatter through space, colliding with the screen/eye/mind. Laitala manipulates the splintered, celluloid imagery in real time pulling the ephemeral image like taffy through the space and bringing out shimmering refractions of lustrous luminance. Reverberations of a trickle of cloud sounds patter the tympanum in time with the rhythm of the light.

 

Media Used: 2-16mm projectors, Chromacinekaleidoscope, Hand-Made soundtrack & collage collaborative sound by John Davis. This work is an Homage to Jordan Belson & Paul Sharits

The Color Red Bleeds Blue was performed by Ms. Laitala at a fundraiser for "Other Cinema" in San Francisco, CA on December 17th. The sound is collaboration between K. Laitala & John Davis.

The Color Red Bleeds Blue was performed at Liminal Space, in Oakland, CA on November 19th with Live Sound Collaboration by John Davis

Below are Some stills from the documentation of the live performance Laitala presented for the spectators of the Antimatter Festival on October 22, 2011 at the Open Space Gallery in Victoria, BC

 

Stills from The Color Red Bleeds Blue performed Live at Antimatter Film Festival- 2011

 

The Color Red Bleeds Blue is an Expanded Cinema Spectacle that used Double Projection 16mm film with many interventions to fracture the image into colored slivers of light resembling broken stained glass. The sound track was hand-made, processed Live, and reverberated throughout the space encircling the audience.

 

Click Here to see an Excerpt from the Other Cinema Benefit December 17, 2010

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