station923 in today’s Ithaca Post:

Many thanks to The Post Editors at The Ithaca Post for posting about our forthcoming event in today’s edition.
An excerpt:
Station923 will host a special reception for artist Lindsey Glover, followed by an evening film screening.

“Flood/Light is a group of new works centered around the isolation of light and shadow,” Glover said. “The works are luminescent scenes and landscape fragments exposing the beauty and complexity within the seemingly ordinary.”

The screening of Danger: Diabolik will be hosted by Hugues Barbier, director of the Strasbourg Film Festival. John Phillip Law (Barbarella) is the film’s stern-faced title character, a sexy sneak thief in rubber bondage gear who steals millions in gold, outwits the police and still finds time to frolic with his mini-skirted girlfriend (Marisa Mell).

The best adaptation to date of the eponym comic book, Danger: Diabolik is considered a masterpiece of Italian pop. ”At the end of the 60s, with revolutions emerging throughout the world, the Italian movie industry was about to experience a new movement that would later be called ‘Italian pop,’” Barbier said. “Defined by integrating elements of pop culture into the scenography, Italian pop includes science fiction (The 10th Victim; Petri, 1965), crime (Blow Up; Antonioni, 1966), and erotic drama films (The Lickerish Quartet; Metzger, 1970).”

In 1968, Mario Bava and Dino de Laurentis brought to the screen what could be considered a corner stone of the movement with Danger: Diabolik, Barbier added: “Based on a fumetti, or an Italian comic, of the same name, it is one the best comic book adaptations to date, mostly due to Mario Bava’s sense of cinematography and his ability to transpose the comic visually to the screen. The soundtrack by Ennio Morricone enhanced the ‘pop’ experience so much that the Diabolik visual is totally inseparable from the incredible theme song ‘Deep Down.’” The movie was entirely redubbed in Italian for its original release in order to optimize the sound, Barbier said, but this evening, the English version will be shown for convenience of the audience.


About station923

Located in Ithaca, NY, Project Space 923 is an alternative exhibition space committed to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art. Our goal is to offer a platform for innovative and audience-engaging forms of practice in a community with few such venues, as well as to involve the contemporary art dialogue on a regional, national and global level. View all posts by station923

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