Centre For Art Tapes | Lisa Lipton Screening - 9PM
BLUE in The Impossible Blue Rose, 2014 (HD Video, 15 minutes)
BLUE in The Impossible Blue Rose is a video lecture that was designed for release with the Berlin-based Fuller Lecture Series in the Fall of 2014. Here, we encounter the character Frankie - a personification of the director’s voice within the making of a traveling, docufictional feature film project titled: The Impossible Blue Rose. Through a public divulgence of poetic truths and mania, Frankie narrates the psychologies of blue that encase a story of romance, tragedy, navigation and self-discovery.
STARRING: Joshua Salter as FRANKIE
HORIZON, 2015 (HD Video, 7 minutes)
HORIZON is a prologue to the project’s finale chapter or “happy ending” in paradise. It is the place where we find Frankie submerged within the blues of her deep end – an imagined rose on the horizon fraught with mystery and a longing to obtain the impossible. Here, we witness excerpts from a strange encounter with the film’s team CAPTAIN who is coaching Frankie to wake up from a confused state of slumber and disillusionment, to eat a slice of Hawaiian paradise and aim for the golden ending.
STARRING: Paul Doucette as THE CAPTAIN; Joshua Salter as FRANKIE
Lisa Lipton is a multidisciplinary visual artist, musician and director currently based in Halifax, NS. She received her BFA from NSCAD University and MFA from the University of Windsor. Her art practice probes the boundaries of performance, installation and filmic production through an exploration of site-specificity and localized collaboration. Her process begins by immersing herself in a chosen community and then developing a narrative that translates her interactions with the sights, sounds and people of that community. Lipton works to encourage critical engagement by reflecting upon themes of identity, subculture, ritual, romance, music and movement. She has exhibited her work on both a national and international level, and most recently served as one of the Longlist representatives for the Maritime Provinces within the Sobey Art Awards (2015).
A Q+A with the director will follow the screening.
Location: Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street
Admission: $10 general admission, $7 film workers/students