Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sculpted Lines, Down Terrace

Sculpted Lines

Kandinsky said that a line is “the trail left by a point in motion. “So, a drawn line is evidence of the passage of time imprinted in space. In this sense, drawings can be understood as sculpture, with a two-dimensional form taking on a third dimension. Using a vocabulary of organic lines and geometric shapes, Jessica Warner and Werner Sun apply an iterative process inspired by each other’s works to create a collaborative installation of drawings based on sculpture and sculpture based on drawings. In doing so, they map out the fluid
boundary that separates two dimensions from three, object from idea, and shadow from substance.

Artist Werner Sun and Jessica Warner have been trading artwork back and forth for a few months, each time building on what the other has done.  Their hope is to create an immersive experience where the viewer literally (more or less) steps into a drawing.

Artist’s reception: Thursday, June 21  from 5 – 8pm

Show will remain on view through July 12th by appt

6.21.12 at dusk:

Preview screening for the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival

As part of the promotions for the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival (to be held November 16-18, 2012 at Cinemapolis and Cornell Cinema), Station923 will be hosting several free screenings of films selected by the folks at IIFFF.  We’ll be showing Down Terrace (Ben Wheatley, 2009; UK) at 9:30pm on Saturday, June 21 2012, directly following the opening of the exhibition ‘Sculpted Lines.’

While the promotional plotline of “a crime family look[ing] to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business” (Imdb) seems fairly typical, Ben Wheatley delivers a strikingly fresh take on the mob in the UK in this, his first feature film.  With sharp lines of dialogue and extremely precise camera work, especially in capturing violence, Down Terrace does a magnificent job of immersing the audience in this disturbing family business.

Wheatley has been strongly influenced by British director and writer Alan Clarke (Made in Britain, 1982; Scum, 1979), and like him has built much of his career in television.  While Wheatley has continued to move back and forth between TV and cinema, his second feature film Kill List (2011) has been acclaimed in film festivals all over the world (SxSW, TIFF etc.). Wheatley’s latest black comedy Sightseers was selected to premiere at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in May 2012 and he will be directing a segment of the highly anticipated anthology The ABCs of Death, produced by Magnolia/Drafthouse.