“Luther Price is Brakhage after Punk.” —Light Industry
In his first appearance at the Walker, Luther Price shares a selection of films from the Inkblot and After the Garden series, in which he resuscitates found footage with new life by burying, burning, painting, dyeing, scratching, and staining to a renewed luster. He complements these works with some of his recent handmade 35mm slides from the series Untitled #9, in which collaged film fragments as well as other ephemeral material—ants, dirt, and adhesive—are embedded between glass. Once exposed to the projector lamp, Price’s tortuous and violent alterations are transformed into stirring imagery. Running time 90 minutes.
A discussion with the director and Walker associate curator Dean Otto follows the screening.