Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Paul Thomas

"I think to be a successful artist, you have to be able to see what you're doing and what you're painting. And if you produce something where, say a figure of human being and the head is in the right place, and it's not kind of over in one corner, and the body over in the other corner, and you can find it's a good bet that maybe they had the lights on and they were able to see what they were doing."
-- Paul Thomas via Paul Thomas, 6X6 Light, June 2, 2010
What weird wonderfulness transpired when all 90 of us crammed into the Ciné Lab on Wednesday night. Paul Thomas, the curator for the event, provided a radiant glimpse into his mind through the intermediation of his protégé Paul Thomas, who turned a phrase until it fractured like a prism, and actual film ran through an actual projector, and the audience was held captive in magic glasses by laser dancers, and in the dark we saw more kinds of light than we could have imagined, sent to us from New York, Italy, Ireland, and our own home town.

Selections for 6X6 Light:
1. Christopher Childs Untitled SP #1 5:32

2. Jeff Burns and Catherine Gilbert Thor's Lullaby 1:52
Brooklyn, NY, USA

3. Sabrina Cuadra Gazer Light Show
4:00 Athens, GA (live performance)

4. Paul O'Donoghue A Diamond Forms Under Pressure 6:13 Dublin, Ireland

5. Osvaldo Cibils Multimedia Head 5:00 Rovereto (TN) Italy

6. Lindsey Klonoski Repel 2:10 Athens, GA

Next up is Mystery, curated by Jeffrey Whittle. Submit by June 21!

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