On Saturday October 19, ATA Gallery’s OTHER CINEMA hosts former Mission denizen Rodney Ascher, returning to the “Paranoid Thinking” freak zone with two works driven by media conspiracies about popular culture.
His Room 237, a collage-essay feature on the signs, symbols, and confessions embedded within Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 classic The Shining—seen through the eyes of five very different viewers—dives into the myriad theories behind this infamous adaptation of Stephen King’s psychological horror. This hour-plus piece will be second on the program.
In its WORLD PREMIERE, Rodney’s Mystic–Subliminal Mega-Mix is an even more underground pop-cult Rorschach, an obsessive compilation drawn from the irrational “crowds” who unleash their delirious rants in the labyrinthine corridors of psychic automatism made possible by contemporary social media. Discover the secret agendas of our leading Pop Divas (and their puppet-masters) by decoding the cryptic secrets hidden in plain sight within Hollywood blockbusters! This 55-minute debut will be first on the program (for those who have already seen 237).
Patrons are invited to come early for a festive reception for a dear friend and accomplished media artist.
Room 237 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYEq3glr-4o&feature=youtu.be http://www.rodneyascher.com/