Night Sky
Alison O'Daniel
august 30, 2014, the integratron

UPDATE!: TICKETS TO BOTH SCREENINGS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!  All tickets are will call (no tickets will be mailed), and unfortunately no additional tickets will be sold at the door.  Please do not show up for the event unless you have already purchased tickets!  We are blown away by all of the interest in this event, and really wish we could accommodate everyone - but need to keep the intimate nature of this experience.

Email us at info@highdeserttestsites.com if you'd like to be placed on the wait list.  (Questions? Please contact HDTS, not the Integratron!)

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Please join us on August 30, 2014 for a very special screening of Night Sky, a film written and directed by Alison O'Daniel, with live accompaniment by The Renderers.  O'Daniel shot this film in Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Landers in 2009-2010, and we are thrilled to present it at one of the very locations in which it was filmed - the Integratron!

Night Sky has parallel, overlapping stories: two girls—Cleo and Jay—travel through the desert while a group of contestants compete in a current-day dance marathon. A small hula-hoop serves as a window between worlds, hovering unnoticed in the midst of the marathon contestants and simultaneously hanging in the desert air. Sound bleeds between the locations, drawing attention to parallel series of events, while locations collapse into one another and places formerly encountered continue to announce their presence.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Screenings at 6PM and 8PM
The Integratron 
Landers, CA

Space is extremely limited - reserve your ticket here!  ($10 general admission, $6 high desert residents)

UPDATE (8/19/14): Due to popular demand, we've added a 6PM screening!  Tickets will go on sale online Friday,  August 22, at 3PM (PST) at http://highdeserttestsites.bigcartel.com/product/august-30-6pm-alison-o-daniel-night-sky.  

UPDATE!: TICKETS TO BOTH SCREENINGS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!  All tickets are will call (no tickets will be mailed), and unfortunately no additional tickets will be sold at the door.  Please do not show up for the event unless you have already purchased tickets!  Email us at info@highdeserttestsites.com if you'd like to be placed on the wait list.  (Questions? Please contact HDTS, not the Integratron!)

 

Night Sky, 2011, 75 minutes

Written and directed by Alison O'Daniel. With Evelina Gaina, Jay Mandell, Deafinitely, Cauleen Smith, Joann Karl, Lucky Dragons, and the voice of Vaughan Rachel.

Cinematography by Tom Clancey
Score by Ethan Frederick Greene
Animation by Lisa Ramsey and Justin Acree
Effects by William Downes and Matt Chea

 

About Alison O'Daniel
Alison O’Daniel is a Los Angeles-based artist.  Her works weave narrative between films, object-making and performance. Utilizing sound and its synesthetic displacement onto materials, O’Daniel builds a visual, aural and haptic vocabulary through varying levels of access to sound, color and material. She is the recipient of grants from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Art Matters, the Franklin Furnace Fund, and the California Community Foundation. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Samuel Freeman Gallery in Los Angeles, Untitled Art Fair, L.A. Louver Gallery in Venice, CA, and Zic Zerp Gallery in Rotterdam.  Writing about O’Daniel’s work has appeared in ArtForum, the L.A. Times, L.A. Weekly, and ArtReview. She is currently working on her second feature length film, The Tuba Thieves.  www.alisonodaniel.com

About The Renderers
Legendary New Zealand band The Renderers (Maryrose and Brian Crook) have crafted albums of intimate psychedelia infused with Americana and noise (with releases on Flying Nun, Siltbreeze, Merge, and more). http://www.badabingrecords.com/current/the-renderers/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Renderers/120773844663735