Saturday, MARCH 31, 2007, 8 PM
A Norman Yonemoto Clip Joint, Revisited
On Saturday, March 31, 2007, at 8:00 P.M., Track 16 Gallery presents a screening of a new version of multi-media artist Norman Yonemoto’s first single channel work in nearly a decade, "A Norman Yonemoto Clip Joint, Revisited" (2007). Admission is free, and reservations are required as seating is limited.
Clip Joint is a video assemblage of clips and short sequences from motion pictures mostly produced before 1964. Yonemoto isolates these clips from their predominantly Hollywood movie context and creates a new narrative with its own unique logic and meaning.
The polished surface of Hollywood classic movies creates a hyperbolic dream state of surprising complexity no matter how shallow the movies’ content may be. Perfected by an army of artists and technicians of the early Hollywood studio system from 1915 to 1929, these powerful images manipulate the movie-goers’ emotions as well as suspending their disbelief. Yonemoto blends these powerful images into a potent brew of self-reflection and deconstruction. The version to be screened on March 31st is the newly completed Director’s cut. Running time: 45 minutes