*Please no food or drink. Thank you!
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SAM TAM HAM is an interdisciplinary artist from Aotearoa New Zealand, based in Portland,
OR (stolen Chinook territory). Their practice functions more like an ecology than a discipline.
A messy but creatively and critically fertile nexus of intersecting inquiries. Whether as film,
sound, installation, writing, painting, or performance, Sam has worked across the globe
presenting work at Whitechapel Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Issue Project Room (NYC),
ARTSPACE Aotearoa (NZ), Transmediale (Berlin), and much more.
In ALWAYS PREGNANT PAUSE, sam presents four artist film-works shot on celluloidal
moving image film. Each film is a no-edit single-take shot employing the full end-to-end
length of a roll of film (both 16mm & super 8) as parameters for determining the length of a
performance. Treating the material film like a stage or a canvas where defined physical
limitations intrinsically dictate the shape of that which inhabits them. Although a variety of
concepts are explored across the 4x works, they’re all pregnant pauses. Prefaces to
meaning. Rather than explaining themselves with easily consumable deliverables, they
require you to invest yourself a little more than usual. Only getting something out of them if
you’re willing to put something in.
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Sou’wester Arts Week 2022 Extended Run – The Cabin Carport Projections
|Sou’wester Arts Week 2022 artists Nicky Kriara & Cory Gray, Bobbie Robinson & Jordan Badger, Andie Sterling, and Rachel Blumberg created the four films featured in our spring Red Bus program. The filmmakers inhabited our four cabins during Arts Week 2022 and projected these films in the cabin carports during the closing weekend’s exhibitions, performances and installations. The four films screened alongside each other, layered over two beautiful sets of live music from drummers Bobbie Robinson and Rachel Blumberg (accompanied by Cory Gray), alongside the interactive environmental art installation of ceramist Nicky Kriara, and transforming the cabin into a tidal, “living projection” by the hand of animator Andie Sterling. What remains as traces of Arts Week, in all its light and sound leaking of one project to the next, are these films, featured here, concentrated and focused, on a loop starting May 10.|
Belgian filmmaker Anouk De Clercq is our featured Artist-In-Residence in the lead up to Sou’wester Arts Week 2022. Anouk’s residency will culminate in daily screenings of One (2020), OK (2021) and We’ll find you when the sun goes black (2021); on rotation beginning Thursday, March 24th in the Sou’wester’s red bus micro cinema. Free and open to the public 5-9 p.m. daily.
VISITOR CURATED PROGRAMMING
Looping: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday:
Curated by Nora Colie of POW Film Fest. (70 min run time)
Woman and non-binary directed films in order of appearance:
- “Aguaviva” – By Alexa Lim Haas 6:48
- “Turk Shop” – By Bahar Pars 6:40
- “Applied Pressure” – By Kelly Sears 6:22
- “Inocencia Enjaulada” – By 2:35
- “Ziggy & the Starfish” – By Anne Duk Hee Jordan 16:28
- “Noni & Elisabeth” – By Nana blondell 15:05
- “All Men Must Die” – By Kate Beacom 9:02
- “After Fall” – By Kelly Sears 3:19
- “Liquor Store Babies” – By So Yun Um 5:04
POW FILM FEST AND THE POWGIRLS MEDIA EDUCATION PROGRAM ARE IN SOLIDARITY WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER. WE CONDEMN ALL ACTS OF RACISM AND VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK COMMUNITIES. WE SPEAK UP IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR FELLOW BLACK STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, FILMMAKERS, PANELISTS AND STUDENTS, AND THE ENTIRE BLACK COMMUNITY BECAUSE BLACK LIVES MATTER.
POW FILM FEST WAS ESTABLISHED AS AN ORGANIZATION THAT LIFTS UP AND AMPLIFIES THE VOICE OF UNDERREPRESENTED WOMEN AND NON-BINARY DIRECTORS, CREATING A PLATFORM TO SHARE THEIR WORK WITH THE GREATER PORTLAND COMMUNITY AND BEYOND. RECOGNIZING THAT MODERN-DAY FEMINISM IS BORN FROM A WHITE LENS AND THAT SUFFRAGETTES OF THE 1920S DISMISSED THE VOICES OF BLACK WOMEN, WE KNOW WE HAVE MUCH WORK TO DO. WE SHOWCASE FILMS THAT REFLECT ALL WOMEN DIRECTORS, AND WE HAVE WORKED ON BUILDING AN ORGANIZATION THAT UPLIFTS AND GIVES VOICES TO BLACK WOMEN AND NON-BLACK WOMEN OF COLOR, TRANSGENDER WOMEN AND NON-BINARY FOLKS, QUEER WOMEN, DISABLED WOMEN, AND THE MANY WOMEN THAT SIT AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF THESE IDENTITIES. WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT INTERSECTIONALITY IN FEMINISM IS VITAL.
HOUSE CURATED PROGRAMMING
Looping: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday:
In order of appearance:
- Vignette – “Ness Hollow” – By Sora Blu 2:25
- Vignette – “Dead Betty” – By Sora Blu 1:50
- Vignette – “Jessica Owens” – By Sora Blu 1:36
- Music Video -“Simple Pleasantries” – By Rosetan 2:38
- Music Video – “When you go” – By Darren Hanlon 4:12
- Vignette – “Honey” – By Sora Blu 2:11
- Micro Doc – “Bog Town” – By Sora Blu 2:08
- Micro Doc – “All Wild” – By Sora Blu 2:37
- Vignette – “A Window In” – By Sora Blu 2:03
- Music Video – “Today is My Day” – By Jet Black Pearl 4:31
- Music Video – “Ivory Coast” – By Pure Bathing Culture 3:28
- “Seekers” Short Film by Mikey Kampmann and Travis Woolsey 10:00
Sou’Wester Arts is a non-profit 501c3 organization that helps fund our art, music, and wellness programming. Our mission is to be of service to the artist community at large by providing a space for folks to create, connect, restore, and renew in order to experience transformation within themselves and their work.