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March 2014

Desert Dust Cinema 2014

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Finally we have a fixed date for the upcoming Desert Dust Cinema: After a one year break, the third short film festival in the former ghosttown Lobo/Texas will take place friday, september 26 and saturday, september 27 2014. A precise schedule does not exist at this time, but all updates on the program for these days will be announced during summer on the festival’s homepage.

As usual, the screenings will take place outside in the evening at the former Lobo gas station. Live music will also be happening, at no entry fee. Visit beautiful Lobo if you are around the West Texas area.

Sculpture

By | Concert, Frankfurt, Graphic design, Music | No Comments

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Ok, this entry is considerably overdue: it was during research for the first Desert Dust Cinema film festival in Lobo/Texas (2011) that I first watched the “Demonstration Reel” by Sculpture – an “opto-musical agglomerate”, as they call themselves. Londoners Dan Hayhurst and Reuben Sutherland mix do-it-yourself techno with animated collages, experimenting with psychedelic picture discs, reel to reel tape recorders, samplers, Effectron & Walkman and comic strips – as someone said: “a charmingly surreal and hypnotic cut & paste show”.

A perfect combination of contemporary media, clearly inspired by sounds and visions of the past. These clips show only the tip of the iceberg – go to see the live shows and take a first row seat if Sculpture are around.

In december 2011 Sculpture took their portable laboratory to the saasfee pavillon in Frankfurt, here’s a short clip with live recorded sound that in no way can sum up the flickery, dreamy, chaotic, hypnotical, hyperactive, charming and magic show.

All releases are great, but try to find the 12″ picture vinyls on the Dekorder label with the zoetropic images for having your own little Sculpture show at home (sold out at Dekorder, but try Discogs).

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