GOOD FAITH SPACE PRESENTS ØKTUBER WEEKEND AT STANDARD TOYKRAFT
Art for Humans [AFH] + Standard ToyKraft [STK] are pleased to present øKTuber Weekend at Good Faith Space [GFS], October 26th and 27th, 2013. The shows will include amazing live musical performance, exhibition and screening by NYC artists Wilson Novitzki, Shane Kennedy and Eric Leiser, plus friends. The program will kick off Saturday, October 26, 6-9PM, with the first installment of the GFS music showcase The Maintenance Series, hosted by Wilson Novitzki and featuring special guests, including Matt Nelson on sax. On Sunday, October 27th, 6-9PM, GFS/STK holds an opening reception for "Something About Encryption," Shane Kennedy's iconic wall paintings, in the GFS project room, and, in the STK theater, screens "Elementals," experimental short films and animations by Eric Leiser. Good Faith Space is located at 722 Metropolitan in Williamsburg/Brooklyn, on the 3rd Floor, at Standard ToyKraft.
BY SUBWAY: L Train to Graham Avenue, G to Lorimer Street
ABOUT THE MAINTENANCE SERIES [TMS] AND WILSON NOVITZKI
Good Faith Space [GFS] is pleased to showcase The Maintenance Series of improvised musical performances. The Series will be recorded and posted to an ongoing collection of improvised music on the Good Faith Space website. Wilson Novitzki is the Lead Artist for The Maintenance Series. Wilson is a guitarist and pianist in Brooklyn, NY. He focuses primarily on improvised music. He currently tours in the band of iconoclastic legend R. Stevie Moore.
ABOUT TMS FEATURED GUEST MUSICIAN MATT NELSON
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Matt has been playing the saxophone since his days at El Carmelo Elementary School. He left the sunshine of California for the flurries and wintry mix of Northeastern Ohio, where he attended Oberlin College and Consuuhhvatry to study with Gary Bartz and Paul Cohen, among others. After graduating he moved back to the Bay Area and became an active member of the experimental/jazz/noise/whatever scene in Oakland and San Francisco. He's had the pleasure of performing and recording with a lot of different musicians and bands like Timosaurus, Arts & Sciences, Beep!, Graham Connah, Weasel Walter, Peter Evans, Ben Goldberg, genevbaker, 8 Legged Monster, The Jazz Mafia, Zion I, nd tUnE-yArDs. He is now spending a good portion of his time living in Brooklyn, with recurrent trips back to Oakland. WEBSITE: www.mattnelsonsax.com
ABOUT SHANE KENNEDY
Shane Kennedy is a New York based artist who originally hails from middle Tennessee. Shane is proficient in a wide array of binary, electronic, dimensional and analog media. An active member of The Society for the Prevention of Creative Obsolescence, Shane works hard to keep it real so you don't have to. He is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and a counselor at the Art for Humans Camp for Young Men.
ABOUT ERIC LEISER
Eric Leiser is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, animator, puppeteer, writer, holographer working in the New York and California. A graduate from CalArt’s Experimental Animation program, he creates animated and live action feature films and shorts as well as works integrating animation, puppetry, painting, holography, live performance and installation. Leiser is interested in how animation transforms perception when it is combined with live action space, creating a fantastical, spiritual and surrealistic quality. His animated/live action films have been shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Istanbul Modern Museum of Art, MoMA, New Museum, The MIT Museum, The Ruben H. Fleet Space Museum, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Museum, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas Museum de Buenos Aires, MASS MoCA,(BFI) British Film Institute, Four-Dimensions Space Art Museum, Beijing, CAFA Beijing, Aster Arts Plaza Hiroshima, Anthology Film Archives, Los Angeles Filmforum, REDCAT, the San Francisco Film Society, Goldsmiths College London, California Institute of the Arts and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago among others. His films have screened at film festivals worldwide such as the Annecy International Film Festival, Hiroshima International Animation Film Festival, The Istanbul International Animated Film Festival, The San Francisco International Animated Film Festival, EXIS Experimental Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, among many others.
He has made 35 short films, eight of which appear in the DVD release Eclectic Shorts by Eric Leiser, and three features: Faustbook, released April 25, 2006 by Vanguard Cinema International, and "Imagination", released theatrically in the US and Internationally in summer 2007 and February 2008 on DVD by Vanguard Cinema International. "Imagination" was featured in the May 2008 issue of Animation Magazine. "Glitch in the Grid" Eric's third live action/animated feature film was released theatrically in the US and Internationally on October 2011 and February 2012 on DVD/VOD through Vanguard Cinema International. The film premiered at the Annecy International Animation Festival in Annecy, France and the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Hiroshima, Japan, the two most prestigious and respected animation festivals in the world. The film premiered nationally as the opening night film at the San Francisco International Animation Festival and went to win awards at various smaller international and national film festivals. The film has a fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was reviewed by Variety, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle among many others and featured on Apple Trailers and Itunes. He is a founding member of Albino Fawn Productions along with his brother and collaborator musician Jeffrey Leiser. Eric is an alumni of CalArt's Experimental Animation program. For updates www.albinofawn.com
ERIC LEISER: FILMOGRAPHY
Dreamer (2000) Waking a Dream (2000) Autumn (2001) Prelude (2001) Terra Incognita (2002) Psalms (2004) Iceland (2004) Young Faustus (2004) Faustbook (feature) (2005) Lot in Sodom (2005) Ephemera (2005) Beyond the Forest (2006) Imagination (feature) (2007) Forest (2007) Dream One (2007) Earthquake (2008) Town on Skull Rock (2008) Irrational Numbers (2008) Tir Na Nog (2008) Regeneration (2009) Maelstrom (2010) Hastings Conqueror (2010) Glitch in the Grid (feature) (2011) LAND (2011) Norsk Folksang (2011) Into the Forest (2011) The Boy who went after the North Wind (2011) Broken Dream (2012) Living Waters (2012) If i was (2013) Little Band of Sailors (2013) automata (2013) *additional works made for galleries not listed