Great new project by Root Strata buddy John Davis. Order via website here.
Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art
This edition consists of 100 hand-silkscreened gatefold LP’s with four silkscreened DVD covers of original film and music, a 50 page booklet of writing and images bound in a hand letterpressed cover. The project was conceived to publicly showcase emerging and established strains of expanded cinema and music collaboration in the San Francisco BayArea, as well as to create a physical document that captured that energy.
Although commissioned as pairs (Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne; Paul Clipson with Tashi Wada; Lawrence Jordan with John Davis; Kerry Laitala with Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken), the edition is designed so the works can be experienced interchangeably. This encourages a matrix of possibilities, but also emphasizes the element of chance tied directly to live cinema and music performance (dropping the needle on the record and hitting “Play” on the DVD player will always result in a different event).
Music Mastered by James Plotkin.
Craig Baldwin: Time Bomb (16mm film on DVD)
Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken: After Image (Music)
Paul Clipson: Trajections (16mm film on DVD)
John Davis: Strategy of Belief (Music)
Lawrence Jordan: Driving Demons (16mm film on DVD)
Kerry Laitala: Solar Furnace (16mm film projector performance on DVD)
Maggi Payne: Black Ice/Static (Music)
Tashi Wada: Duet Takes: 1. Duet (Take 2), 2. Duet (Take 4) (Music)
Mark Wilson with Marielle Jakobsons
Lawrence Jordan with John Davis
Thad Povey & Mark Taylor
Steve Dye with Anthony Iamurri
Paul Clipson wth Tashi Wada
Tooth with Collin McKelvey
Craig Baldwin with Maggi Payne