Wednesday, March 20, 2013

VFW hosts stop-motion animated opera Wednesday night

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM

In one of the more unusual events to pop up in town in a while, the Ole Beck VFW hosts a screening of Floating Oceans, a 40-minute stop-motion animated opera by video artist and composer Alexis Gideon. It first premiered in October 2012 at a Portland theater.

Video Musics III: Floating Oceans
  • Video Musics III: Floating Oceans

From the description: “Video Musics III: Floating Oceans contrasts the vivid dreams of a nameless poet-protagonist with the foreboding routine of pedestrian life. When the protagonist attends a bourgeois dinner party, he hears different guests´ tales, each in its own melodic and visual style, affording glimpses of inchoate longing through the tattered veil of dinner-party patter.”

It looks to be a stimulating and somewhat unsettling experience.

Check out the trailer:

Alexis Gideon Video Musics III: Floating Oceans Official Trailer from alexis gideon on Vimeo.

Floating Oceans screens at the VFW at 7 PM, with a Q & A with the director immediately following.

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