Free and Open to the Public
Located at :
Bijou Movie Theatre
1624 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Opening Live Performance by
Altea Narici -A Nature of Music - cello, voice and recorded sounds (20/30 minutes)
Altea Narici is traveling artist and performer from Italy. She creates songs as channels to connect with natural environments and ecosystems, and uses her voices to invent conversations across species and media.
At the moment she is especially inspired by salt water environments like marshes, estuaries, coastlines and open seas. Her work aims to be a focus to raise curiosity and interest for these ecosystems, and to bring inclusive creativity into conservation and outreach processes.
Altea is now traveling through North America for her Project “NewWorlds", supported by the FUP Friends of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, to develop her artistic research and share it with the local communities through free-of-charge concerts and workshops.
Joanna Priestley: Short Films by the Queen of Independent Animation
Our program includes a retrospective of Priestley’s award winning narrative and humorous films, her popular abstract films and the world premiere of her newest film, Jung & Restless.
The films listed below will conclude with a short question and answer time. Run time 60 minutes
Voices (1985, 4 min., drawings on paper)
A humorous exploration of the fears we share: fear of the dark, of monsters, of aging, of being overweight and of human caused global destruction.
She-Bop (1988, 8 minutes, drawings and puppet animation)
She-Bop explores the dark, feminine side of spirituality. The central character in the film is a cartoon Kali, the Hindu Triple Goddess of creation, preservation and destruction. The animation is drawn on index cards with pen, watercolor and pastels and combined with a little puppet animation.
All My Relations (1990, 5 min., drawings on paper with 3-D frames)
All My Relations satirizes the pitfalls of romance, from marriage, childbirth and upward mobility to the disintegration of a relationship. The animation is framed by a series of assemblages which emphasize the message implied by its archetypal characters whose dilemmas are familiar to those who have bought into the American Dream.
Pro and Con (1993, 9 min., clay painting, cels, drawings on paper, object animation and puppets)
Pro and Con investigates life in prison through two monologues: one by a corrections officer (Lt. Janice Inman), and the other by Oregon State Penitentiary inmate, written by Jeff Green. Pro and Con features self-portraits that were drawn by inmates at the penitentiary and object animation of weapons and crafts that were confiscated from inmates.
Utopia Parkway (1997, 5 min., drawings on paper, objects and replacement animation).
Utopia Parkway is an abstract and symbolic film about covert forces and mysterious containers. It was inspired by the boxes of American sculptor Joseph Cornell, who lived in the same house on Utopia Parkway in Queens, New York, nearly all of his life.
Dew Line (2005, 4.5 min., computer animation)
A rich abstract tapestry of biomorphic forms that hints at the loss of botanical diversity. The title refers to shapes created by condensation and to the line of radar stations (Distant Early Warning Line) built in Canada, Alaska Greenland and Iceland from 1954-57, during the Cold War.
Eye Liner (2010, 4 min., 2D computer animation)
Using luminescent layers of organic abstract animation, Eye Liner delves beneath archetypes of the human face. Mysterious geometric patterns, rendered in cerulean blue and rust, evoke a fantastical earth-and-sea relationship between bold shapes and ethereal backgrounds. Eye Liner simultaneously echoes facial features and challenges traditional notions of appearance.
Bottle Neck (2015, 4 min., 2D computer animation)
A crush of still life silhouettes, abstract shapes and complex, interlocking patterns, Bottle Neck explores the commonplace objects of a classical painting genre in a modern setting. The final film in the Eye Liner Trilogy.
Dear Pluto (2012, 4 min., 2D computer animation)
A tribute to everyone’s favorite planetoid, written and narrated by Manhattan slam poet Taylor Mali, Dear Pluto blends 2D and 3D animation to explore Pluto’s unfortunate demotion in our Solar System.
Missed Aches (2009, 4 min., 2D computer animation)
A witty commentary on ignorance, idiocy and our over-reliance on spell check, this dirty ditty animates text and plays up phonetics with hilarious results. Written and narrated by Taylor Mali, who led teams to four championships in the National Poetry Slam.
Jung & Restless (2020, 6 min., 2D computer animation)
Jung & Restless explores the mythopoetic realm through lush mandalas and dream images that hint at hidden trauma. “Life is a short pause between two mysteries.” -C.G. Jung
Jung & Restless is beautiful and spectacular. The synchrony between the animation and the music and soundtrack is fabulous.” -Marcel Jean, Artistic Director, Annecy International Animation Festival
Sat, Jan 4, at 1 pm - Doors open at 12:30 pm.
Wed, Jan 22, at 6 pm - Doors open at 5:30 pm
Sat, Apr 25, at 1 pm - Doors open at 12:30 pm
Friday, Oct 2, at 6 pm - Doos open at 5:30 pm.
Learn first-hand from Sitka's artists and ecologists in residence about their creative processes and scientific research. These presentations held in the Boyden Studio, are opportunities for residents to share their work with the community. Light snacks and beverages are provided. Show and Tell is free and open to the public. Directions to Sitka Center.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions at 541.994.5485 or email us.