Contact: Gerry Fialka
http://www.laughtears.com/ & http://www.venicewake.org/
and Will Erokan email@example.com
RIA is a series of four short films by Erokan & Fialka.
(aka OUR EYE AYE = RIA = Resonant Interval Algorythmns)
OUR EYE AYE (RIA= Resonant Interval Algorythmns)
http://youtu.be/g5XWFxnlYNk WARNING - STROBE EFFECTS
(2013, 5 minutes) - Will Erokan & Gerry Fialka's exploration combines film detritus and sonic sleep extensions to probe the phantasmagorical rebirth of "live cinema."
Stills available http://www.flickr.com/photos/59473002@N07/sets/72157632596865364
OUR EYE AYE (RIA= Resonant Interval Algorythmns) is the first of four RIA films by video artists/social engineers Will Erokan & Gerry Fialka (aka E&F) that probe the filmed close-up on the human eye, as seen in Un Chien Andalou, Man With The Movie Camera, Frank Zappa's 200 Motels, Blade Runner and more. Delve deep into the reel motives and consequences of the Ludovico treatment from A Clockwork Orange, which originated in the novel by Anthony Burgess, who was directly influenced by James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. The Wake turns the eye into an ear via Finneganese (language about language): "Television kills telephony in Brothers’ broil. Our eyes demand their turn. Let them be seen." and "what can't be coded can be decorded if an ear aye seize what no eye ere grieved fore." Experience the Erokan-Fialka "live cinema" immersion into post-hypnotic hyper-maximum stimulation triggering McLuhan's Menippean satirized Gesamtkunstwerk. Peter Greenaway presaged the complex clairvoyance of Erokan's birth on September 30, 1983 by declaring "Cinema's death date was 31 September 1983, when the remote-control zapper was introduced to the living room, because now cinema has to be interactive, multi-media art." The retrocausality of this non-existent date renders an effects-precede-causes half-truth. "A half truth is still alot of a truth" - McLuhan.
This short film explores and re-explores the sensory simultaneity of integral awareness (IA being the flip of AI - artificial intelligence) in passing through the vanishing point when seeing oneself both as oneself and as the other. It may be the death and rebirth of agraRIAn, AlgeRIA, antiquaRIAn, appropRIAtion, AquaRIAn, aeRIAl, bacteRIA, Ave MaRIA, barbaRIAn, bivaRIAte, vaRIAnce, euphoRIA, extraterrestRIAl, grammaRIAn, phantasmagoRIA and AbdeRIAn laughter, which comes from rustic simpletons who would laugh at anything or anyone they did not understand. RIA is a drowned river valley that remains open to the sea. This evokes the Wake and Frank Zappa's "The ocean is the ultimate solution."
BACKGROUND - BIOS
Fialka Bio - http://www.laughtears.com/bio.html
Erokan Site - http://www.willerokan.com/home.html
Gerry Fialka programmed Will Erokan's Pixelvision short, Reality Shift, in PXL THIS 17 (2007). He was duly impressed with Erokan's montage pacing, which was singled out by experimental film scholar/writer Holly Willis in her LA Weekly review: "Reality Shift marries a nonstop (and annoying) monologue about perceptions of the world to fast-cut, high-contrast images of a city to create a chaotic vision of contemporary consciousness." Fialka proposed that they collaborate, and they have been making films and performing "live cinema" events ever since. New Nothing Cinema in San Francisco has hosted many Erokan-Fialka (aka E&F) events featuring special guests V. Vale, Rock Ross, Robert Dobbs, George Russell and many more. They have explored the likes of Luis Bunuel, Williams Burroughs, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Marshall McLuhan and Captain Beefheart.
Erokan and Fialka started collaborating in 2008, with their video I'm Not Beer, a reconstruction of Todd Haynes' apocryphal Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There. I'm Not Beer features Robert Dobbs channeling five satellite conductors, unveiling the hidden effects of the news humming celebrity culture.
E&F combine design thinking and McLuhan's mosaic writing techniques, effects precede causes, sense ration shifting, design thinking and Tetrad management to percept plunder the recent future.
APPLIED DOBBS -
Robert Dobbs' Tiny Note Chart helped birth RIA with his detailing the "Fourth World" as the "GAIA State" in "a chain letter of phase-shifts." E&F dance "the hexad(vertisement)" by merging and clashing "kinetic-cosmic-acoustic (figure)" with "proprioceptive-visual (ground)."
"Joyce had essentially discovered the tetrad once he had seen through the television form. He even organized the large-scale structure of the WAKE on the tetrad: Book One deals with the amplification of technology. Book Two is concerned with the obsolescence of technologies. Book Three deals with the retrieval of forms, and Book Four is modeled on its "flipping-into-its-opposite" feature of technologies." - Robert Dobbs.
APPLIED MCLUHAN -
Eight possible McLuhan roles (two times four):
Utopian, Neo-luddite, Gnostic, Vatican agent, and
Zen Buddhist, Technological determinist, Pseudo-scientist, Manhattan Project romantic,
...as detailed by Robert Dobbs essay
- McLuhan and Holeopathic Quadrophrenia: The Mouse-That-Roared Syndrome
McLuhan's theory of change emphasized four means of communication: HD (high definition), SI (structural impact), SC (sensory closure or subjective completion), and LD (low definition).
FOUR MOTIF -
E&F double the doubleness in RIA. They apply the Tetrad by Marshall McLuhan, the Quadrivium of Liberal Arts, the Joseph Campbell take on the four books of Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, and many more. "Almost from prehistoric times, the number four was employed to signify what was solid, what could be touched and felt. Its relationship to the cross (four points) made it an outstanding symbol of wholeness and universality, a symbol which drew all to itself." - Chevalier & Gheerbrant, The Dictionary of Symbols. Four is the sacred number of the Zia, an indigenous New Mexico tribe. Cancer (acid, mold) can described as the body's inability to remove waste in four ways: poop, pee, perspiration and respiration. Four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter. Greek classical elements & alchemy: fire, air, water, earth. Four cardinal directions: north, south, east , west. Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. Aristotle's four causes in nature: the efficient cause, the matter, the end and the form.
As preposterous pre-post-modernists, E&F intuit that MUD (multi-user divergents) is the fifth element, as Napolean said. Their fourness also includes Ritual, Art, Science and Technology. Giambattista Vico is usually credited with being the first to identify metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche and irony as the four basic tropes. RIA involves exegesis, which is the act of interpreting or explaining in four levels: literal, allegorical, moral, and eschatological.
E&F's co-opera RIA LIVE CINEMA brings together the interplay of all the senses in limited edition EchoLands. As they put the Humpty Dumpty of History (all times are happening NOW) back together again, they renew the ancient interest in ambiguity and paradox. As seers of language (outer and inner) they reimagine a resonant panoply of information operations (secrets, lies, propaganda, mixed media mambos) as subliminal perceptions to reassess Menippean management of public consciousness in total-field anthemic awareness, and sleep. It's a meeting of the minds- the sage and the saint, shem and shaun, the spell and the solatium.
More fourness: Vico spawned Joyce's Finnegans Wake with fourness: 1-Gods, 2-Heroes, 3- The People, Humanity, 4- Recorso, coda. Silva Mind Control: 1-Beta (waking state), 2-Alpha (light sleep, intuition), 3-Theta (deeper sleep, meditation), 4- Delta-(deep sleep, unconscious). Kabbalah: Pshat (the direct interpretation of meaning), 2-Remez (the allegoric meaning), 3- Derash (midrashic meaning, often with imaginative comparisons with similar words), 4- Sod- (the inner metaphysical meaning).
All these fourness themes are deeply involved in the transcenDance of RIA.
Film Title Tetrad Quadrivium Finnegans Wake-Joseph Campbell
RIA enhancement arithmetic 1= book of forgotten past
RIA TWO obsolescence geometry 2= book of the present
RIA THREE retrieval astronomy 3= book of desired future
RIA FOUR reversal music 4= book of the future
On January 17, 2013, experimental film scholar/author, David James screened Genuine Fake Films by Gerry Fialka http://www.laughtears.com/Genuine_Fake.html at his renown USC series Cinematheque 108, which included the world premiere of the short film OUR EYE AYE (by Fialka & Will Erokan, the first edit). It was received with raves and controversy. USC Talk: part one- http://vimeo.com/58667202 and part two- http://vimeo.com/60713086
"The five minute color film Our Eye Aye (RIA) cannot be experienced in a Lucas Dolby 5.1 Surround theater without having permanent damage to the human psyche. Three minutes was my threshold of pain. I ran out of the Lucas theater with my coat covering my head. The filmmakers could license this film to the intelligence community as a weapon of 'advanced interrogation.'" - Award-winning film director, Mark Steven Shepherd
"GFF by GF is a wonderful evening of cinema, media yoga and breathing. Synchronistically, the day it premiered film scholar Steve Anker noted in the LA Times that when you view Stan Brakhage films: "You really felt he was breathing behind the camera." As well, let us continue to explore Suzy Williams reciting (in the voice of the Cowardly Lion) the Wyndham Lewis quote: "Art is the civilized substitute for magic" in the film Eye Am Not A Robot. Also, the new film Our Eye Aye is worthy of further examination. I need to know more." - Artist/filmmaker Mark X Farina.
"I really enjoyed GFF by GF. I thought Our Eye Aye was especially mesmerizing and spectacular, though each piece had a very unique character you don't see often. I appreciate him bringing his wonderful art to USC." - USC film student
"One of Los Angeles' great celluloid underworld overlords, relentless cultural provocateur and filmmaker Fialka has been successfully bedeviling our popular consciousness since the late 20th century. A recognized artistic force since his early 1970s breakout as head shot-caller at the notorious Ann Arbor Film Co-op and renowned as the veteran curator of PXL THIS, Hollywood's second oldest film festival, any presentation of Fialka's work is guaranteed to rate as a mind-bending affair... a veritable stampede of visual strangeness, theoretical acrobatics and sociocultural redefinition, all delivered through the singular prism of Fialka's self-defined prime directive: 'exploration of the hidden psychic effects of human inventions.' " - Jonny Whiteside, LA Weekly
Erokan and Fialka's RIA evokes Amos Vogel’s 1974 book Film as a Subversive Art. Dennis Lim's 2-3-13 NY Times article sums it up well: "A mind-expanding compendium of cinematic radicalism — from silent-era comedy to antiwar agitprop, avant-garde experiments to hard-core provocations — it is an idiosyncratic bid to create an anticanonical canon. Subversive cinema shows its viewers new worlds and new ways of seeing the world...'Art can never take the place of social action,' he wrote in Film as a Subversive Art, 'but its task remains forever the same: to change consciousness.' In the final paragraph he revealed what he took to be the book’s true subject: 'human freedom.'....Vogel’s taxonomy of transgression...Tacked to the wall of his home office is a quotation from the German writer Günther Eich: 'Be sand, not oil, in the machinery of the world.'...'It is in the nature of subversion that its perpetrators should be subverted in turn,' he wrote. Idealistic and humble enough to call a book that represented the culmination of his life’s work 'a rough draft,' Vogel, it’s safe to assume, would want Film as a Subversive Art remembered not just as an alternate history of cinema but also, and more important, as an expression of faith in its future."
RIA LIVE CINEMA EVENTS upcoming -
April 4, 2013 Thurs 7:30-10pm: 7 Dudley Cinema - RIA LIVE CINEMA http://beyondbaroque.org/events.html beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca 90291 310-822-3006 free - Multi Media Event with live dancers, poets, music, five film & vidoe projections and more
April 6, Sat, 8pm - RIA LIVE CINEMA at http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/1200 N Alvarado St. @ Sunset Blvd. LA 90026 213-484-8846 firstname.lastname@example.org $5 - Multi Media Event with live dancers, poets, music, five film & vidoe projections and more
RIA LIVE CINEMA (aka OUR EYE AYE = RIA = Resonant Interval Algorythmns) Video artists-Social engineers Will Erokan, Gerry Fialka, John Cannizzaro & poets, dancers, musicians = LIVE CINEMA probing the filmed close-up on the human eye, as seen in Un Chien Andalou, Man With The Movie Camera, Frank Zappa's 200 Motels, and Blade Runner. Delve deep into the reel motives and consequences of the Ludovico treatment from A Clockwork Orange, which originated in the novel by Anthony Burgess, who was directly influenced by James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. The Wake turns the eye into an ear via Finneganese (language about language): "Television kills telephony in Brothers’ broil. Our eyes demand their turn. Let them be seen." and "what can't be coded can be decorded if an ear aye seize what no eye ere grieved fore."
Experience the RIA "live cinema" immersion into post-hypnotic hyper-maximum stimulation triggering McLuhan's Menippean satirized Gesamtkunstwerk. Peter Greenaway presaged the complex clairvoyance of Erokan's birth on September 30, 1983 by declaring "Cinema's death date was 31 September 1983, when the remote-control zapper was introduced to the living room, because now cinema has to be interactive, multi-media art." The retrocausality of this non-existent date renders an effects-precede-causes half- truth. "A half truth is still alot of a truth" – McLuhan. Explore & re-explore the sensory simultaneity of integral awareness (IA being the flip of AI - artificial intelligence) in passing through the vanishing point when seeing oneself both as oneself and as the other. It may be the death and rebirth of agraRIAn, AlgeRIA, antiquaRIAn, appropRIAtion, AquaRIAn, barbaRIAn, & AbdeRIAn laughter, which comes from rustic simpletons who would laugh at anything or anyone they did not understand. RIA is a drowned river valley that remains open to the sea. This evokes the Wake and Frank Zappa's "The ocean is the ultimate solution." "But that the white eye-lid of the screen reflect its proper light, the Universe would go up in flames" - Luis Bunuel.
More stills available http://www.flickr.com/photos/59473002@N07/sets/72157632596865364
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