At 10 p.m. on August Tenth Skylab Gallery Presents:
SCI-FI CELEBRITY DISASTER!
(and other things that matter)
Movies by LORI FELKER + MIKE OLENICK
Program lasts approximately 90 mins:
Lori Felker (12 min, 2012)
Saturday Morning Physics, a science show for teens and adults alike, is ready to explore what matters with you.
THE SON OF SAMSONITE
Mike Olenick (10 min, 2002)
A troubled relationship unfolds amongst disasters, and the audience is encouraged to sift through and reassemble the wreckage.
Mike Olenick (7 min, 2000)
The sequel to Heston of the Apes examines Charlton Heston’s vocal performance in the 1970’s disaster film Earthquake. With Ava Gardner, Geneviève Bujold, and of course — George Kennedy.
BROKEN NEW (Disaster)
Lori Felker (5 min, 2012)
I read the headlines, I read the headlines, I read the headlines. I recall the news as it was news to me. I go to sleep. I get out of bed. I report what I have processed. I go back to the bed. Finally, my news team and I re-imagine the news after I broke it.
Mike Olenick (16 min, 2007)
An existential meditation on the career of John Travolta focusing on his numerous death scenes.
BROKEN NEW (Drama)
Lori Felker (7 min, 2012)
Watch the News unfold as it has already been broken, continues to break, and grows increasingly newer.
FOR A BLONDE… FOR A BRUNETTE… FOR SOMEONE… FOR HER… FOR YOU…
Mike Olenick (6 min, 2006)
Channel your inner Kim Novak in this interactive video reenactment of a key scene from Vertigo.
BROKEN NEW (Conspiracy)
Lori Felker (8 min, 2012)
This installment of the News rests comfortably in the atmospheres of morning and conspiracy.
THE MENNONITE FEDERATION
Lori Felker with Robert Todd and Craig Webster (5 min, 2012)
Captain’s Log: Radius: 3.3 miles. Timespan: 349 years. Trying to locate myself in space-time. Subspace Communicators are scrambled due to relocation, progress and…the warp. Is this real space? When am I?
Mike Olenick (7 min, 2009)
While traveling through the cosmos, Spaceboy encounters the mysterious and sexy Velana. Will Spaceboy survive Velana’s tempting gaze or will he die of love in a cruel embrace? Featuring a cybernetic score by Jeremy Boyle.
Both filmmakers will be present, and will take questions after the night’s program.
Lori Felker: http://www.FelkerCommaLori.com/
Lori Felker is currently faculty and staff at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 2007) and the Festival Coordinator for the Chicago Underground Film Festival. Her work has screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival; NYFF: Views from the Avant-Garde; VideoEx, Zurich; Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal; Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival, Portugal; Wexner Center for the Arts; MassArt Film Society; MuHKA_media, Belgium; Boston Underground Film Festival; Video Fest, Dallas; Florida Experimental Film Festival; Space Gallery, Pittsburgh. She is an Illinois Arts Council Artists Grant recipient, a Wexner Center Artist in Residence, an Experimental Sound Studio Artist in Residence and a Fulbright Fellow (Berlin).
Mike Olenick: http://www.mikeolenick.com/
Mike Olenick is a Columbus-based filmmaker, editor, cinematographer, and photographer. In his work, he obsessively mines archives of information – often cinematic, and he appropriates, remembers, restages, and re-edits this material into other cinematic works. His films often focus on cinematic images, movie stars and films that have been forgotten or that can be remembered in a new way.