Sunday, May 1, 2011

Screenings of Abraham's "Wind and Tree"

Choreographer/filmmaker Abe Abraham of Abanar presents his latest work, Wind and Tree, in five showings at Tribeca Screening Room, May 15-16.

In Wind and Tree, inspired by the poem by Paul Muldoon, Abraham's camera pans and swings around a collage of interlocked bare flesh, picking up gleaming textures and small, poignant details like the star-like glint in a single, revealed eye. The body parts--we often see heads protected by arms tightly folded over them--resemble gnarled stumps of fallen trees. The excellent soundscape introduces a sense of time--the wind, vast and devastating, now a faint cry, having already passed in its rush towards other land; snapped-off limbs pounding the earth.

Abraham founded Abanar specifically for "expanding perceptions of movement through film...what the camera can both hide and reveal." He aims to control the observer's focus and experience with more precision than can be achieved through live, onstage work.

Sunday, May 15 -- 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Monday, May 16 -- 7pm, 8pm

Tribeca Screening Room
375 Greenwich Street, Manhattan
(#1 train to Franklin Street or A, C, E to Canal Street)

$10 (Reservations: 917-658-7384 or click here to email)

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