"The Magic Sun" Short Film (Sun Ra) at The Rotunda

Greg Drusdow uploaded this event on May 14, 2019


The Rotunda
4012 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA


Fri, May 17, 2019
8:00 pm


Bowerbird is pleased to present a free evening of screened and live audio visual shorts including the Philadelphia premiere of Phill Niblock’s newly mastered 1966 film The Magic Sun – an experimental work featuring Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra that was produced using a unique negative process and ultra-tight close-ups on the moving hands and mouths of the musicians. An excerpt of "The Magic Sun" can be viewed below.

Also being screened will be Philadelphia dance artist Terry Fox’s Citizens’ Footbook. These video “fillers” were created by Terry Fox in collaboration with filmmaker David Rosenberg and WHYY-TV12 and Philadelphia musicians Jeff Cain and Charles Cohen, and were aired between main programs on WHYY-TV for about a year in 1980. Live performances on the evening will be given by members of Philly A|V, a new collective whose work is at the intersection of sound, movement, video, digital processing, and other experimental media techniques....

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