- 7. JČE Switching Station at Děkanska street
Roman Franta (CZ) : Acrylic mural painting
Title : Lovely Group
A collection of bugs painted with the flag colors of the countries represented by the artists participating in CESTA's ten-year anniversary Summer.
- 7. JČE Switching Station at Špitálská street
Tracy Lisk (US) : acrylic and oil-based paint on external wall for a permanent image
Title : Composition
A mural designed to engage the citizens of Tábor and provide a continuous visual exposure to public art. To create an interest in visual art through the exposure of the painting process.
The image will consist of local details and textures of Tábor based on memory and descriptions from passing individuals.
Mural unveiling with reception and refreshments Sunday, September 12 at 5 pm
Feature : "Death Bed" Dir. George Barry, USA 1977
Starring Demene Hall, Julie Ritter
A bizarre, supernatural black comedy (perhaps unintentionally), about a demonic, man-eating bed in a strange abandoned house. This low-budget, psychedelic oddity is delirious in its plot, style, acting and aesthetics. Must be seen to be believed.
80 mins. English language, Czech subtitles.
Video Short : "I Miss You" Dir. Matt Warren, Australia 1998
Starring Mark Cornelius, Dianna Graf
This is a meditation on loneliness to the point of madness. Set in a car on a rainy night, the protagonists seem to react to no one.
9 mins. No dialogue.
Three (CZ) : Ritualistic industrial performance act
As Czech ambient-industrial pioneers, The Three has developed works that foresaw and predestined the musical algorithms and the development of not just the Czech but also the industrial scenes. Their re-appearance in Tábor after nearly a decade promises to be explosive.
11. Orion Music Club 21,00 h.
Squartet (I) : concert
Formed in 2004 from members of two Italian almost unknown noise-jazzcore trios, Squartet is a totally unknown jazzcore trio as well. Their sound comes from various sources, from Parker's bebop to Resident's Snakefinger sound deconstruction.
Plastination (I) : concert
The idea of the band was born in the 90's. Its cradle is the faded black, increasingly grey, throbbing streets of Turin and its repressed desire.
Svět from 16,00 - 24,00
Pam Kray (US) : video installation
Title : MotoManhattan - The Art of Falling
"This work in process is about New York City and its motion. The background seems to move constantly. Individuals move as well: on it, in it, in spite of it, their dance painted on the landscape in places. People and buildings compete in size and strength, equally ephemeral in nature."
This is a multi-media piece, originating in super-8 film and digital video, processed by computer using Final Cut Pro and After Effects, and exhibited in a video format.
(The Art of Falling is also a performance piece with video wash (Motomanhattan) on the dancers. Choreography for 'Art of Falling' by Catherine Hourihan (New York/Sydney).
Feature : "House with Laughing Windows" Dir. Pupi
Avati, Italy 1976
Starring Lino Capolicchio, Francesca Marciano
A strange, baffling giallo (Italian murder/mystery), about a house, its clues and secrets.
An art restorer arrives in a small town and tries to uncover a mystery about a painter of frescos and the macabre scenes that they portray. This film has a wonderfully oppressive atmosphere and combines horror with art-house, with a touch of sleaze thrown in. Clues and red herrings are at every twist and turn.
106 mins. Italian Language, Czech subtitles. Please note: a second screening will take place with English subtitles if time and demand permits.
Video Short : "The Obnoxious Parade" Dir. Matt Warren, Germany/Australia 2003
Berlin's "Love Parade" is billed as a celebration of electronic music and the joy of life. I saw it as neither of these things. You may disagree.
5 mins. No dialogue.
CESTA 6 pm
Weekend Guitar Trio (EST) : concert
The Weekend Guitar Trio is a wonderful collaboration of three Estonian guitarists/composers that produce composed and improvised music for electric guitars and live electronics. Their unorthodox sound combines the improvisation of modern jazz and traditional music of various world cultures. Comprised of three unbearably talented musicians, this Trio makes music that crosses the borders of modern jazz, classical, progressive rock and ambience. The three players -- Robert Jürjendal, Tonis Leemets and Mart Soo -- have backgrounds in classical guitar, electronic music and jazz guitar, respectively, and all have forayed into the world of composition.
Feature : "Inferno" Dir. Dario Argento, Italy
Starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McClosky, Daria Nicolodi
A psychedelic colored supernatural mystery. Who lives in the house?
Why have these people disappeared? This film is like a brightly colored, illogical nightmare and is well worth going along for the ride. Loosely based on Thomas de Quincey's "Levana and our Ladies of Sorrow", this is the second of the not-yet completed "Three Mothers" trilogy. Argento is often accused for placing style over substance. You be the judge.
107 mins. English language, Czech subtitles.
Video Short : "Giallo" Dir. Matt Warren, Australia 2004
Starring Dianna Graf, Mark Cornelius
An homage to Italian horror/murder mystery films. This short is like an un-resolved opening scene on a loop, yet small details change each time.
3 mins. Italian/Czech language. English subtitles.
Feature : "Short Night of Glass Dolls" Dir. Aldo
Lado, Italy 1971
Starring Jean Sorel, Barbara Bach
A combination of political/social statement, giallo, and supernatural thriller, this complex film is labyrinthine and fascinating as a journalist tries to uncover a murderous conspiracy and how he and his girlfriend have become involved. The director has described this film as Kafka-esque and as a consequence set the film in Kafka's hometown of Prague in the early-1970s. It also appears to have been inspired by Ambrose Bierce's "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" which also inspired films such as "Carnival of Souls" and "Jacobs Ladder". A bleak, unsettling, but absorbing masterpiece.
92 mins. English language, Czech subtitles.
Video Short : "Stoic Rhythms-a 'Krautrock' journey" Dir. Matt Warren, Germany/Australia 2003
Starring Mark Spybey, Damo Suzuki, Renate Knaup
This extended trailer is a glimpse of what's to come of a full documentary about the influential psychedelic rock music that came out of Germany in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
13 mins. English language.
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