Michael A. Morris, A Chorus of Black Voids Sings In Rays of Unseeable Light, 2017

Program 1: unseeable light/a chorus of voids

Friday, June 7, 2019

7 p.m.

Free for SFMOMA members, (pick up tickets from the Minna Box Office, Ticketing, or Membership).

$10 Cinematheque members

$12 general

Program 1 will feature artists Brent Coughenour, Kris Force, and Michael A. Morris in attendance.

“CROSSROADS 10 opens with an entirely live program featuring a sensuously intense trio of immersive film/video performances that blur the lines between media. Kris Force’s Diamond Body presents a macroscopic video score for an electroacoustically activated string quintet. Michael A. Morris’s A Chorus of Black Voids Sings In Rays of Unseeable Light fuses 16mm film projection, analog video synthesis, and digital video re-projection. Brent Coughenour’s The Sick Sense 2 delivers a hallucinatory, flickering otoacoustic sine wave performance that pushes the perceptual system to its limits.”

― San Francisco Cinematheque


The Sick Sense 2 | Brent Coughenour | 2019

“… a video performance exploring the limits of the perceptual system, stimulating auditory and visual hallucinations through flicker phenomena and other effects with the goal of activating the brain as a pure ecstatic perceiver.” (Brent Coughenour)

A Chorus of Black Voids Sings In Rays of Unseeable Light | Michael A. Morris | 2017

“…an expanded cinema performance using 16mm film projection, analog/digital video interface, and custom software which examines the ontological differences and congruencies between media; a ritualistic experience of light and darkness.” (Michael A. Morris)

Diamond Body | Kris Force | 2019

“…a meditative reflection on the psycho-spiritual body, defined as various intangible layers of vibrating energy that make up all living beings within and beyond the corporeal layers of flesh and bone.” (Kris Force)

Full program details here.

SFMOMA is proud to partner with San Francisco Cinematheque in the presentation of CROSSROADS 10.