Pentacle's Movement Media and Spectacle present: 
Kinetic Cinema: Visual Rhythm
Film screening and discussion of works by David Fishel




June 19, 2013
8:00pm, $5  

124 S. 3rd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

(Near Bedford Ave.)

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In his program for Kinetic Cinema, filmmaker David Fishel examines the relationship between editing and choreography (that is to say the similarity of The Editor and The Choreographer) in a likeminded focus on visual rhythm as an avenue toward ideal, pure cinema.  


With the cinema industry currently in a state of turmoil over funding and dependance on CGI, we find ourselves in a time of perpetual technical innovation and thus perpetual technological obsolescence. The 'Hobbyist' and 'Pro-sumer' class of movie-makers grows exponentially.  In recent history, VHS begat DV begat HDV begat HD begat R3D ( from 2k to 5k and beyond). Once subservient to celluloid, digital is now dominant .  Thus, current audience expectations drive artists into a race to the top of modern media's massive metastasizing Mount Hype.  BUT one element, despite medium or format, sets cinematic work apart from most: editing. In it's simplest form, regardless of the tools used (Avid, Moviola, Steenbeck, Deck-to-Deck, etc.), editing crafts the language of cinema; poetry via visual rhythm.    


Click to watch excerpts of Dave's work
Click to watch excerpts of David's work

David Fishel is a NYC based filmmaker/ video-artist who dabbles as an absurdist poet, animated

storyteller, experimental sound artist, and obnoxious performance artist.  Mr. Fishel is a graduate

of University of Iowa where he focused his studies in Cinema and Comparative Literature and Intermedia/ Performance Art. Fishel has worked and collaborated with Hans Breder, Phil Niblock, Thinkdance, Luke Murphy, Jason Batemen, John Kolvenbach, and The Hatch-Billops Collection.


Fishel's DaveyDanceBlog, an ongoing performance/video art series that lives on the internet, spans 6 years and includes over 150 distinct videos which features appearances from several international performers/choreographers. 



About Kinetic Cinema

Kinetic Cinema, is a regular screening series curated by invited guest artists who create evenings of films and videos that have been influential to their own work as artists. When artists are asked to reflect upon how the use of movement in film and media arts has influenced their own art, a plethora of new ideas, material, and avenues of exploration emerge. Kinetic Cinema is dedicated to the recognition and appreciation for "moving" pictures. We have presented these evenings at Collective: Unconscious, Chez Bushwick, Interborough Repertory Theater, University Settlement, Launchpad, Green Space and The Tank in New York City, as well as at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.
For more info on the upcoming Kinetic Cinema season please visit our website as well as our blog, Move The Frame.


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Pentacle is a non-profit service organization for the performing arts. For more than 35 years, Pentacle has functioned as a resource and voice for emerging, minority, experimental, non-mainstream dance artists and companies.
Pentacle's underlying mission:  to support and empower artists' organizationally so that they can do what they do best...create works of art.
Mara Greenberg & Ivan Sygoda


Pentacle's Movement Media Project programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

KINETIC CINEMA is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Additional funding is provided by the generous contributions of individuals to Pentacle's Movement Media Project.

NYSCA      Dept. of Cultural Affairs
*CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS EMAIL: We apologize for not properly crediting the images used on our email about the 6/19/13 Kinetic Cinema sent 6/6/13. The two stills featured in that email were from films by Celia Rowlson-Hall that David Fishel worked on but did not direct.