FILM ART EXPANSE (September 8, MDC Live Arts Miami-Dade College
FILM ART EXPANSE was a Downtown Art Days 2018 film presentation and performance of rare and canonical Avant-garde and experimental works from cinema history presented in their original formats. 16mm motion picture films will screen at MDC Live Arts Lab as part a special cultural program curated by Barron Sherer of the art project, Obsolete Media Miami OMM and projected by a team of long time Miami film+video artists. The two September 8, 2018 16mm film presentations bring the “expanded cinema” experience to a traditional theater environment.
MemoryLab (March 2017 HistoryMiami)
HistoryMiami Museum, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College, and Obsolete Media Miami partnered on MemoryLab, a gallery-based “laboratory” for exploring the concept of memory. Using the collections of three organizations, select artists created new work for this lab. In conjunction with the exhibition, related programming included an reception, Family Fun Day, and the Rewind/Fast Forward Film Festival. The exhibition featured a multigenerational group of artists who all have ties to Miami and currently reside in Miami, New York, California and Seattle.
Jonas Mekas: Mekas in Miami (March 2016, Palm Court Miami Design District)
Jonas Mekas, long considered a champion and creator of experimental cinema visits Miami to present a portion of his diary film opus, Walden on 16mm using his personal print. Join us at this fundraising event for the Knight Arts Challenge winning and Miami Design District supported, Obsolete Media Miami (O.M.M.) #MekasInMiami #omm305
Walden was Mekas' first diary film, and was originally titled Diaries, Notes, and Sketches. This exemplary and intense personal record of daily life in New York City was edited as from a collection of images gathered by Mekas using a Bolex 16mm camera. He typically in what became a signature- exposed several frames at a time to illuminate and record fleeting moments between the mid and late 1960s; “..either you get it now, or you don't get it at all.” said Mekas. Walden was strung together in chronological order and presented with sounds he collected from the same period.
Project Alchemy (April 2017 Wolfsonian-FIU)
Obsolete Media Miami OMM's had a two-day Wolfsonian takeover that featured a handmade projected slide workshop inspired by The Wolfsonian's spiritual exhibition "The Pursuit of Abstraction."
At this communal workshop, Obsolete Media Miami OMM's Kevin Arrow guided a group through the process of slide collaging and layering. Covered in the workshop was how to manipulate light and color with handmade 35mm slides and the creation of Polaroid emulsion transfers. Participants made works of art and created collectibles to take home and enjoy. Photographer Logan Fazio led the group in copying newly made slides to instant film and then receptor surfaces like paper, tile, or wood. O.M.M. transformed The Wolfsonian into a site-specific installation using workshop-generated 35mm slides and projectors.
Six on 16 (March 2016, Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College)
A screening of original 16mm prints of films by six South Florida artists as part of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives REW/FF Film & Video Festival. Presented in 16mm, “Six On 16” was a diverse survey of films created by six South Florida artists from the late 1970s through the late 1990s, and made all over the globe, from an optical house on Biscayne Boulevard to the Caribbean to Germany, the films are concerned with formal beauty expressed through meticulous techniques and tropes common in experimental film.