Friday, April 14, 2006

Soon to be here.

As part of PICA's Time-Based Art Festival (TBA)September 7–17, 2006, Portland, Oregon USA.

Portland-based artist Mack McFarland teams up with film archivist Dennis Nyback to revamp our collective memory, presenting a series of site-specific film installations throughout the city. Attempting to relocate the original subjects of the films in the ever-shifting architectural reality of present-day Portland, the two have selected various sites of historical relevance to play host to this unique outdoor film festival. Deftly traveling through time, space, and new realms of technology, the projected films will be edited, digitized and transposed onto the web for easy download ability to portable viewing devices such as iPods and cell phones. A schedule of screenings, video works, and a printable map, can be found at, and will serve as your guide, as you watch, listen, and are transported back and forward through Portland’s history.

Celluloid Signal Cinema Combine is a partnership between Mack McFarland and Dennis Nyback. Mack McFarland is an interdisciplinary artist with an interest in information systems, video, internet art, performance, and drawing. Dennis Nyback is an independent film archivist who has shown films in both traditional and non-traditional venues such as classrooms, living rooms, schools, rooftops, barbershops, museums, theaters and at least one Parisian barge.

Project sponsored in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Some clips:

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