Monthly Archives: June 2011

flood/light reception

Many thanks to all who came out to last Thursday’s artist reception for Lindsey Glover’s Flood/Light and outdoor screening of Danger:Diabolik.  Miraculously, the 100 percent chance of rain which had been forecast never happened and it turned out to be a rather lovely evening.





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Lindsey Glover checks out her light installation inside the gallery/ Chris Oliver and Kurt Piller/ Steph Roth and Jax (with Alexis Walker  and Hugues Barbier pictured behind)/ A group of science and technology Phd candidates chat outside the gallery/ Mike Baranczak and Kurt Piller/ The artist Lindsey Glover/scenes from the fireside film screening


station923 in today’s Ithaca Times

Special thanks to Bryan VanCampen and The Ithaca Times for covering tomorrow’s opening and screening.

An excerpt from the article:

Read the full story here.

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“An alternative exhibition space calling itself station923, located at 923 East Shore Dr., will host an opening reception for “Flood/Light,” new work by Lindsey Glover, at 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, followed by a fireside film screening hosted by Hugues Barbier, programmer at the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival. You might remember Barbier from a series of Cornell Cinema screenings of the best newer genre films, spiky, odd goodies like “Stake Land” and “Rubber.”

I’m not familiar with Glover’s work, but I sure know the movie Barbier has selected for the evening: Mario Bava’s”Danger: Diabolik” (1968), which feels like a European riposte to the Adam West “Batman” TV series, and my favorite Bava film.

John Phillip Law plays a too-cool-for-school terrorist in a comic-book movie based on Diabolik, a popular Italian comic strip character. Bava’s flick boasts a zingy score by Ennio Morricone and is worth studying by FX junkies; it’s a master class in matte paintings, forced perspective and foreground miniatures. Plus, you and you pals can argue who directed the first 360-degree joint pass. Was it Bava or Roger Corman’s “The Trip”?

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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.