Astro Trilogy, Documentation Excerpt of an Expanded cinema work by Kerry Laitala
Performed at SFMOMA
on June 8, 2018
as part of San Francisco Cinematheque's Crossroads Festival
This Part 2 Excerpt is from Chromatic Wheels
Astro Trilogy, an Expanded cinema work by Kerry Laitala with Wobbly, 2018
Part 1: Velvet of Night – 16mm looper, 9 minutes
Part 2: Chromatic Wheels - 16mm, 10 minutes
Part 3: Kali of Technology – 16mm, 3 loops 10 minutes - TRT: 29 minutes
Kerry Laitala looks to the heavens for inspiration for her latest trichotomous tri-projector triumph, the Astro Trilogy. She unveils the cosmic patterns we've envisaged our mythologies into, simulates the spectacles with which we've dared to decorate Uranus's cloak, and summons the goddess of endless night to bring us into ecstatic realms with pulsations of luteal lubriciousness.
This triptych was first detonated in current form near the Trinity test site in New Mexico, with live accompaniment from none other than the wonderful Wobbly, who reprises his digital/optical sound manipulation while Laitala implements interstellar interventions.