by Kate Whittle
In one of the more unusual events to pop up in town in a while, the Ole Beck VFW hosts a screening of Floating Oceans, a 40-minute stop-motion animated opera by video artist and composer Alexis Gideon. It first premiered in October 2012 at a Portland theater.
From the description: “Video Musics III: Floating Oceans contrasts the vivid dreams of a nameless poet-protagonist with the foreboding routine of pedestrian life. When the protagonist attends a bourgeois dinner party, he hears different guests´ tales, each in its own melodic and visual style, affording glimpses of inchoate longing through the tattered veil of dinner-party patter.”
It looks to be a stimulating and somewhat unsettling experience.
Check out the trailer:
Floating Oceans screens at the VFW at 7 PM, with a Q & A with the director immediately following.