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Dead Media Hour w/ Stephen Slappe

Dates with showtimes for Dead Media Hour w/ Stephen Slappe
  • Thu, Jul 18

Run Time: 120 min.

Doors at 6:30 p.m.; Event at 7 p.m. Tickets $15.
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A special screening of rare skateboarding films from the 1960s hosted by Stephen Slappe of the Dead Media Hour archive. Two early classics, Skaterdater (1965) and Rouli-roulant, a.k.a. The Devil’s Toy (1966) will be projected in glorious 16mm film. A never-before-seen collection of beautiful home movies filmed by East Bay skateboarders in Oakland and Berkeley in 1965 will also be shown. Originally shot on silent 8mm film, a high-definition scan of these amateur movies will be accompanied by Slappe adding context to their history and significance as well as live 45 record spinning by DJ Lazerwolf, all deep cuts from 1965. You don’t have to be a skateboarder to love this show, but skateboarders will definitely love this show!

ON STAGE: Stephen Slappe

Stephen Slappe makes images and their attendant technologies feel strange again. Photographic, cinematic, and digital images have become the language of everyday communication and the grammar of that language should remain visible. Using video, sound, installation, and interactivity, he playfully dismantles and rebuilds images in an effort to understand their structure and meaning. 

Stephen Slappe (b. Charleston, WV) is an artist based in Portland, Oregon. Slappe’s work has exhibited and screened internationally in venues such as Centre Pompidou-Metz  (France), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, The Horse Hospital  (London), The Sarai Media Lab (New Delhi), Consolidated Works (Seattle), Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow), and Artists Television Access (San Francisco). His projects have been funded by multiple grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. Slappe is an Associate Professor of Video & Sound at Pacific Northwest College of Art. He is an active curator and organizer of video and film exhibitions including Subduction Zone at The Front (New Orleans) andOut of the Great Northwest at The Horse Hospital  (London). Slappe programs theatrical screenings out of his collection of 16mm films including Rolling Deep: Skateboarding Films 1965-1980, Static Age: The Culture of Early Television, and Dial D for Design.

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