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Guy Maddin: Tales from the Gimli Hospital Reframed

Performa 11

Guy Maddin: Tales from the Gimli Hospital Reframed

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Friday Nov. 18th 7 - 8:30pm:
General Admission
$25.00 $2.24
Friday Nov. 18th 7 - 8:30pm:
Student / Senior
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$20.00 $1.99
Friday Nov. 18th 9 - 10:30pm:
General Admission
$25.00 $2.24
Friday Nov. 18th 9 - 10:30pm:
Student / Senior
Valid ID required
$20.00 $1.99
Saturday Nov. 19th 7 - 8:30pm:
General Admission
$25.00 $2.24
Saturday Nov. 19th 7 - 8:30pm:
Student / Senior
Valid ID required
$20.00 $1.99
Saturday Nov. 19th 9 - 10:30 pm:
General Admission
$25.00 $2.24
Saturday Nov. 19th 9 - 10:30pm:
Student / Senior
Valid ID required
$20.00 $1.99

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Guy Maddin

Tales from the Gimli Hospital: Reframed


 A unique live cinematic and musical event, Tales from the Gimli Hospital: Reframed pairs acclaimed filmmaker Guy Maddin’s classic first feature film with a live performance—directed by Maddin himself—of a new score created by composer Matthew Patton, a superstar group of Icelandic musicians, acclaimed Seattle-based musical collective Aono Jikken Ensemble, and live electronics engineer Paul Corley. A cult sensation when it was released theatrically in 1988, the original Tales from the Gimli Hospital tells the dreamlike, elliptical story of the jealousy and madness instilled in two men sharing a hospital room in a remote Canadian village. The film first propelled Maddin to international prominence, becoming a success on the midnight movie circuit, and is now being completely transformed by this brand new performance.

With dramatic new narration written by Maddin and performed in a mixture of singing and speaking by the bewitching Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir (formerly of múm, and also known as Kria Brekkan), a hauntingly gorgeous string and vocals score performed by acclaimed Icelandic musicians Gyda Valtýsdóttir (cello), Borgar Magnason (double bass), and Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir (violin), and ingenious live “Foley” sound effects plus additional musical atmosphere created by the Aono Jikken Ensemble (Willliam Satake Blauvelt, Dean Moore, and Naho Shioya), the new score takes the original Gimli in an entirely new direction, with layers upon layers of music drawn from different sources reflecting the story-within-a-story structure of the film, and an ethereal tone that draws out the darkest and most haunting elements of the film, bringing Maddin’s original artwork to life in a sublime and unexpected new way. Lead curator: Lana Wilson.

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Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023


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Performa 11

Performa 11, the fourth edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa, will be held in New York City from November 1–21, 2011. The three-week biennial will showcase new work by more than 100 of the most exciting artists working today, in an innovative program breaking down the boundaries between visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, graphic design, and the culinary arts. Presented in collaboration with a consortium of more than 50 arts institutions and over 50 curators, as well as a network of public spaces and private venues across the city, Performa 11 will ignite New York City with energy and ideas, acting as a vital “think tank” linking minds across the five boroughs and bringing audiences together for brilliant new performances in all disciplines.

 

Founded by RoseLee Goldberg in 2004, Performa is the leading organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth-century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. Performa launched New York’s first performance biennial, Performa 05, in 2005, followed by Performa 07 (2007), and Performa 09 (2009).

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