RECOMBINANT festival is a showcase of 360-degree spatial cinema and sound, and live audio-visual performances developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs over the last twenty years.
This historic 10-screen CineChamber apparatus at the Gray Area Grand Theater propels audiences into a 'VR mindset without the headset'; which extends the single viewer platform of virtual and augmented reality into a shared experience of immersive panorama.
After last years California re-launch and Return of Recombinant to the Bay Area after a full decade, RML is presenting two full programs of world premiere CineChamber works:
GONE, GONE BEYOND by People Like Us, MEMENTO STELLA by Makino Takashi, KUROSHIO by Philip Jeck, Michaela Grill, & Karl Lemieux, HYPNOSIS DISPLAY (version) by Grouper and Paul Clipson, and three new pieces by MASAKO TANAKA.
Martin Rev plays Solo — Friday, Oct 13th. Powerful live tracks from the last 35 years, plus this year's "Demolition 9” standouts. Pedestrian Deposit opens along with a special guest to be announced. We will also be joined by audio ingress artist Neha Spellfish.
Martin Rev plays Suicide — Saturday, October 14th. Rev re-customizes the content from the Suicide album archives thru the ages. Daniel Menche and special mystery guest TBA will be opening... and somewhere in the theater, Neha Spellfish will be frequency hexing the space.
Martin Rev talks Suicide — Sunday, October 15th — Marty’s personal amazing tales from the 70’s and beyond in this special interview / show & tell session with Tom Fitzgerald and Marcus Herring.
Suicide videos: Suicide Live 1980/2001 and Alan Vega: In His Own Words by GoNightclubbing: Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong
Installation for 4 people for 4 minutes by JEFF CAREY — “Precursor to Hypercube” — if you can find it you can go on it! (First come, first served — if you dare...)
Exhibition: MARK McCLOUD's “Blotter Barn Blizzards” from the Institute of Illegal Images.
OTHER CINEMA with CRAIG BALDWIN presents Nth Dimension — plus SF CINEMATHEQUE film program.
"Death of Hippie” screening of the ’67 Haight Funeral from the Alan Willis Archives.
And for those who missed last years festival we have a RECOMBINANT RECAP 2016 hour with CineChamber Classics by Ryoichi Kurokawa, Biosphere and Egbert Mittelstadt, Christian Fennesz and Lillevan, Scott Arford, and Naut Humon.
Installation: “Precursor to Hypercube” by Jeff Carey.
Exhibition: “Blotter Barn Blizzards” from the Institute of Illegal Images / Mark McCloud.
Wed, Oct 11th & Thu, Oct 12th
6:30pm – 7:30pm CineChamber - Recombinant Recap 2016 with Naut Humon, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Egbert Mittelstadt & Biosphere, Fennesz & Lillevan, Scott Arford (Tickets)
8:00pm – 9:30pm CineChamber - The Fall of Love with Craig Baldwin, People Like Us, Masako Tanaka (Tickets)
10:00pm – 11:30pm CineChamber - Paradise Tossed with Death of Hippie Funeral Films, Makino Takashi, Grouper & Paul Clipson, Philip Jeck / Michaela Grill / Karl Lemieux, Masako Tanaka (Tickets)
Fri, Oct 13th & Sat, Oct 14th
6:30pm – 8:00pm CineChamber - The Fall of Love with Kenneth Anger, Etienne O’Leary, People Like Us, Masako Tanaka (Tickets)
8:30pm – 10:00pm CineChamber - Paradise Tossed with Death of Hippie Funeral Films, Makino Takashi, Grouper & Paul Clipson, Philip Jeck / Michaela Grill / Karl Lemieux, Masako Tanaka (Tickets)
10:30pm – 2:00am Live AV Sets:
FRI — Pedestrian Deposit, Neha Spellfish, Special Guest TBA, Martin Rev Live (with visuals by Divine Enfant) (Tickets)
SAT — Daniel Menche, Neha Spellfish, Special Guest TBA, Martin Rev plays Suicide (with visuals by Divine Enfant) (Tickets)
Sun, Oct 15th
5:30pm – 6:30pm CineChamber Artist Panel with Vicki Bennett, Makino Takashi, Jeff Carey (Tickets)
7:00pm – 8:00pm Erik Davis presentation Fall of Love / Weirdness of Being joined by V. Vale, Mark McCloud, Naut Humon (Tickets)
8:30pm – 10:00pm Show & Tell: Martin Rev talks Suicide moderated by Marcus Herring & Tom Fitzgerald (Tickets)
10:00pm – 11:00pm Screening: Suicide Live 1980/2001 and Alan Vega: In His Own Words by GoNightclubbing: Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong w/ an introduction by Martin Rev (Tickets)
11:30pm – 12:00am Festival Reception; Always be Closing (Tickets)
Gray Area / Grand Theater
October 11th to 15th, 2017
Gray Area has retrofitted the historic Grand Theater with modern day sound, lighting and visual capabilities. Located in the vibrant Mission District of San Francisco, the renovation of this 1940s, 10,000 square foot theater brings back a historic cinema to the creative community at a critical time in the city's history.