Ed Emshwiller, US, 1988, 29 min., color
The sprawling, multidisciplinary theatrical production Hungers was performed at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria as well as the Los Angeles Arts Festival in 1987. Featuring film, video, and computer generated images along with dance and electronic and acoustic music and voice. It was produced as a collaboration between Emshwiller and composer Morton Subotnick, featuring Joan La Barbara. Emshwiller described the work as “an orchestrated tapestry of images and music with words spoken and sung which express hungers (i.e. for food, security, acceptance, the child for mother).” This broadcast version, created for PBS, is a glimpse of the full performance from the stage to behind the scenes.
This screening will include a conversation with Ted Gordon, Joan LaBarbara, Maria Murphy, and Morton Subotnick, followed by a post-screening closing reception.
Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.