Bradley Eros at Anthology Film Archives

Thurs, Sept 29 at 7:30 – Fri, Sept 30 at 7:30

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I wanted to play a digital clip but none exist. To see Eros and feel Eros, you have to be there. I could say more BUT……..

 

Read the titles and go!

EROTIC PSYCHE:
BRADLEY EROS & ALINE MARE (WORKS: 1983-87)

VENUS TO PENIS 1983, 14 min, video
Multi-Media Modern Myth. A transmission between Eros & Psyche: sexual politics, the juice and the friction, with lucid poetry rising to the surface. Interrogation, tenderness, rage, rapture, quest.

MUTABLE FIRE! 1984, 7.5 min, Super 8mm-to-16mm.
Totems of destruction & desire. An operation on the combustible urges in a junk black mass. A swiftly-sliced nightmare of history and erotic autobiography.

PYROTECHNICS 1985, 10.5 min, Super 8mm-to-16mm.
Telepathic music from the lab. The human tabula rasa and the pregnant androgyne in the ecstasy of transmissions. Science-friction myths of bio-electric energy.

CASSANDRA: SEETHING AT THE MOUTH 1985, 6 min, video
Revenge of the dirty words in a raging tongue.

HYSTÈRY 1985, 11 min, Super 8mm-to-video. Soundtrack: Einstürzende Neubauten & Psychic TV.
A transmutation of mystery/history/hysteria, where sex and sacrifice mix with death and voyeurism. 1) intoxicating media, 2) the tenderness of wolves. The dream/play of Hypnos and Thanatos.

CREATURES OF MYTH-TAKEN IDENTITY IN THE LABORATORY OF HYSTÈRY 1986, 6.5 min, video
An electronic healing ritual in the laboratory of the double-sex.

ELECTRAMORPHIC 1987, 14 min, Super 8mm-to-16mm.
Visions of creation & destruction: the birth of pyromania and explosive technology. Promethea’s homage to Reich & Tesla and the Orgone of Alternating Current. ‘Very Kali-graphic.’

Total running time: ca. 75 min.
–Thurs, Sept 29 at 7:30

 

MEDIAMYSTICS:
BRADLEY EROS & JEANNE LIOTTA (WORKS: 1988-92)

Investigating living myths & materials of the body and culture, collaborating on film and multi-media work.
SOMA SEMA 1988, 13 min, Super 8mm-to-16mm.
Fire, water, sex, resurrection.

OPEN SESAME 1989, 7 min, video
Minotaur of the monitor met a sphinx through the riddles of the LAByrinth.
A ritutal shadowplay in 7 hieroglyphic movements & inter-titles.
“Creates an intense aura in the blue light of the electronic cave, by telegraphing actions of two creatures in conflict, creation, communication, and the urge to liberate.”

fungus eroticus 1990, 30 min, Super 8mm-to-16mm
‘In history as in nature, decay is laboratory of life.’
A fantastic voyage through the cycles of decay and regeneration in the body and the world. Sublime psychotropic sound and a dark sensibility compels us into molecular memory, the structure of living culture, and the electronic architecture of Apocatopia, where beauty and terror merge. Unique chemical treatments emphasize the film’s seething materiality.

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DERVISH MACHINE 1992, 10 min, Super 8mm-to-16mm., b&w/color
‘M’elevasti!, Lift me up!’
Hand-developed meditations on being and movement, as inspired by Brion Gysin’s Dreamachine, Sufi mysticism, and early cinema. A knowledge of the fragility of existence mirrors the tenuousness of the material. The film itself becomes the site to experience impermanence, and to revel in the unfixed image.
“Seen and unseen meet in the place between image and emulsion.”

Total running time: ca. 65 min.
–Fri, Sept 30 at 7:30.

 

Directions: Anthology is at 32 Second Ave. at 2nd St. Subway: F to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker.

Tickets: $11 general; $9 for students, seniors, & children (12 & under); $7 Anthology members