After setting it off with hip-hop legend Schoolly D, Pablo Power, the New York-based creative, is back at Okay Space with a night of short films titled, Shorts. Change., which jumps off Wednesday, Mar. 29 at 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. RSVP here.
Who are these friends, you might ask? With an uncanny knack for seeming to know just about everyone, Pablo Power has invited an impressive list of artists who inspire him to stop through and show off their short films. Here’s just a bit of insight as to who’s who:
Charlie Ahearn: Writer, director and producer of Wildstyle (set to have its 34th anniversary this year) and the author behind Yes Yes Y’all.
Jane Dickson: Painter, illustrator and an all-around creative, her work is represented in more than 30 museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery and MoMa.
Kenny Curwood: His presentation for the night will feature a three movement, six-minute reel of film of animation shot on 16mm, while employing traditional animation techniques such as cel and rotoscope, as well as archaic experimental slit-scan, multiple exposure, optical printing and then hand-processed in his bathtub.
Art Jones: Mixing cinema with live mixes and hybrid media, Jones’ installations often concern the interrelationships between pop culture and power.
Robert La Force: Outside of experimental filmmaking, Robert has worked in television, developing and producing shows for Discovery, Esquire and TLC. His YouTube video portrait series, Pocket Diary, is La Force’s return to making art after a 20+ year hiatus.
The night’s curator is one of Okay Space’s featured artist, Pablo Power, who had this to say about what to expect from Shorts. Change..
“I’m delighted to share a night of short films that will be screening on Wednesday, March 29th, during the last week of my and Schoolly D’s exhibition. I have the great privilege of showing my video piece, Pattern Perspective: Perpetual Reckoning, alongside filmmakers who have been a massive inspiration to me for pretty much as long as I’ve been making anything, and who still are today. Please come join us for this rare opportunity to see their work together and hear them talk about what inspires them!”
RSVP here for the night, which is set to end with Instrumentally Illed, a live performance of new music by Jake Kozinn. DJ Cerock will start off the night with a DJ set. Screenings will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m.
Shorts. Change. is presented by Okay Space and Black Swan Projekt.