Minneapolis, May 8, 2014— Minneapolis, May 6, 2014— The Walker’s popular perennial showcase of free films and eclectic music returns to Loring Park and the Open Field this summer. In homage to the Walker Art Center exhibition Christian Marclay: The Clock, the first three films in Loring Park all deal with time—from nail biting noir—to a hilarious take on the countdown to nuclear disaster, the program returns to the Walker’s Open Field for the closing night of The Clock with musicians Laurent Estoppey, Ikue Mori, and Anthony Coleman perform a moving image graphic score to Marclay’s Screen Play as well as to the score of the art work Graffiti Composition. Bands kick-start each evening—look for a mix of local and national luminaries and DJ hosts from 89.3 The Current spinning between the music and films
Summer Music & Movies: Playing With Time
Mondays, August 4–25, Free
Music begins at 7 pm; movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 pm)
Loring Park August 4, 11, 18
Walker’s Open Field August 25
In case of rain, events move to the Walker Cinema.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Music: The Cloak Ox
“Andrew Broder and his wrecking crew are forging a new path with their most rockist project yet, drawing from inspirations as diverse-yet-sensible as Tom Petty and Funkadelic.” – SPIN
The Minneapolitan super-group comprised of Andrew Broder, Martin Dosh, Mark Erickson, and Jeremy Ylvisaker have steadfastly ignored prevailing trends and crafted their own introspective rock and propulsive pop with a panoply of influences. The pedigreed members past and current endeavors include Alpha Consumer, Dosh, Fog, Andrew Bird’s band, WHY?, and others.
Movie: High Noon
Directed by Fred Zinnemann
“A love classic and essential viewing.” —David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
Marshal Kane (Gary Cooper) in his Oscar-winning performance tirelessly vows to protect his town from the feared outlaw Miller, an old nemesis. The slow build-up to Miller’s arrival and their showdown plays out over time from Kane’s wedding at 10:30 am until Miller’s train arrives at noon. Kane shows unwavering dedication to defending his beliefs, even if it jeopardizes his marriage and friendships. 1952, video, 85 minutes.
Monday, August 11, 2014
“a decidedly fresh mix of smoky turntablist throwbacks, jazzy loops, and psychedelic textures, but they’re just the trimmings for his meaty rhymes. A master of cadence, mood, speed, and content…” – City Pages (Greg Grease: Best Hip-Hop Artist 2013)
TC rapper Greg Grease joins DJ Just Nine, keyboardist Taylor Johnson, and MPC player Trelly Mo in a new experimental hip-hop group that combines Grease’s rap, soul, jazz, funked-up beats, hard grooves, and sounds like an afro/astro world where Fela Kuti jams with Parliament and smokes with the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Directed by Rudolph Maté
“One of the most accomplished, innovative, and downright twisted entrants to the film noir genre.” —David Wood, BBC Films
When Frank Bigelow (Edmond O’Brien) travels to San Francisco, he is given a poisonous drink and learns he only has a few days to live. He recounts his story in flashback while hurriedly trying to find his murderer before it’s too late. Inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2004. 1950, video, 83 minutes.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Music: The Handsome Family
“Each song is like an abridged Flannery O’Connor story read aloud by Johnny Cash, hovering somewhere between the metaphysical and the mundane.” —NME
The Handsome Family, comprised of husband and wife Brett and Rennie Sparks, makes deeply haunting gothic-folk blending murder ballads and down-home yarns with vivid surrealism and elemental rock. They’ve recently found further acclaim for their theme song for HBO’s True Detective series.
Movie: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
“Stanley Kubrick’s blackest of black comedies.” —Glenn Abel, The Hollywood Reporter
A satire about a crazed war general (Peter Sellers, in one of three roles) who takes it upon himself to order a nuclear attack against the Soviet Union. As the countdown ticks off, Kubrick’s film debunks the establishment of the military and raises questions about who holds the power. 1964, video, 95 minutes.
Monday, August 25
Music + Film: Christian Marclay’s Graffiti Composition and Screen Play with Laurent Estoppey, Ikue Mori, and Anthony Coleman
Introduction by Christian Marclay—In Person
Walker Open Field
“I believe in the power of images to evoke sound.”—Christian Marclay
Grab a blanket and join us on the grassy hillside next to the Walker for a special evening of playful and conceptually rich works by the artist Christian Marclay and live performance by the nationally respected experimental trio of Laurent Estoppey, Ikue Mori, and Anthony Coleman.
Starting with a live music performance of Graffiti Composition (2002), an open-ended score composed from graffiti drawn on musical notation sheets left outside for a summer in Berlin. Collected as a work of art, it becomes the score for this performance.
A moving image graphic score for Screen Play (2005) begins at dusk when the trio retakes the stage to perform with Christian Marclay’s found footage film and computer animation montage in “an extraordinary evening of looking and listening.” (The New York Times).
A Current DJ/Host will be spinning music starting at 7 pm. Come down for your last chance to view Marclay’s The Clock on view from 5 pm-midnight, have a drink or a bite from the food trucks, or just hang with friends and enjoy the setting sun with one of the most beautiful skyline views in Minneapolis.
Summer Music & Movies is presented in partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.
Related Exhibition: Christian Marclay: The Clock
Saturday, 11 am – Sunday, 5 pm
June 14 – August 25
The Clock is a major cinematic work by New York–based artist Christian Marclay. Winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, The Clock samples thousands of excerpts from the history of film that indicate the passage of time—from clock towers to wristwatches to buzzing alarm clocks—that the artist has edited together to unfold on the screen in real time as a 24-hour montage.
Called “an abundant, magnificent work” (Financial Times) and “utterly transfixing” (Huffington Post), The Clock is Marclay’s most ambitious moving-image project to date, garnering rave reviews from critics and the public alike since its premiere in 2010, and subsequent presentations at a host of venues worldwide.
The work will be screened in the Burnet Gallery, in a space designed by the artist specifically for viewing the piece. Several 24-hour screenings will be organized during the course of the exhibition’s run at the Walker, June 14 – August 25.
Walker coordinating curators: Siri Engberg and Sheryl Mousley
The Walker Art Center’s presentation is made possible by the Bentson Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by RBC Wealth Management and Elizabeth Redleaf.
The Clock Extended Screening Schedule
Each screening runs continuously overnight.
June 14–15: Saturday, 11 am–Sunday, 5 pm
July 10–11: Thursday, 11 am–Friday, 5 pm August 8–9: Friday, 11 am–Saturday, 5 pm
August 23–24: Saturday, 11 am–Sunday, 5 pm
Special Closing-Night Hours
Monday, August 25, 5 pm–12 midnight
Summer Music & Movies is presented by the Walker Art Center in partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Support is provided by the Bentson Foundation.
Food Truck partners: A Cupcake Social, AZ Canteen, and Gastrotruck
Christian Marclay, The Clock, 2010 (video still)
Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York