THE XY CHROMOSOME PROJECT #1
by Lynne Sachs & Mark Street
An impressionistic odyssey for the eyes becomes both haunting and delightful in this moving image dream expedition.
90 min. color sound installation using 4 screens
Street and Sachs, a Brooklyn filmmaking couple, negotiate the thin line between representation and abstraction in each second of this moving image extravaganza. Created in the grand tradition of the Cartesian and chromosomal construct, what looks like a tree can quickly turn into a train, a telephone pole or an angry bowl of soup, as our audience hangs on for dear life. Sachs makes theatrical gestures and tableaux using hands, toys, a plate of cherry pie, and a miniature of the Empire State Building. Street produces photochemically conjured flowers, fishing tackle, and shards of found film – – all flying by at a variety of speeds in the spirit of a Man Ray print.
“Sachs and Street engage in visual and aural dialogue to explore the spaces between abstraction and representation. Street’s inexhaustibly tactile images use handpainted found footage and camera-less films like luminous palimpsests before the eyes. Sachs responds with theatrical, microcosmic worlds where the everyday is defamiliarized through hundreds of trembling and resonating objects.” (Flavorpill.com)
Performed live at Monkeytown, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York in May, 2006
Lynne Sachs’ images were transformed to the state in which you now see them at the Experimental Television Center.
From Flavorpill, Net
“Local Brooklyn filmmakers Lynne Sachs and Mark Street engage in visual
dialogue tonight across Monkey Town’s four screens, using the venue’s
Cartesian symmetry to explore the spaces between abstraction and
representation. Street’s inexhaustibly tactile film is shown on two screens, in which handpainted found footage and camera-less handmade films reveal themselves like luminous palimpsests before the eyes. Sachs responds in turnwith theatrical, microcosmic worlds where the everyday is defamiliarized and hundreds of represented objects — toys, hands, a cherry pie, a miniature
Empire State Building — resonate and tremble in the presence of each other
and the opposing projections.” Bosko Blagojevic