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18 Jul

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY film premiere / record release - Constellation

3111 N. Western Chicago,IL
07/18/2018 8:30 PM - 07/18/2018 10:30 PM

2018-07-18 20:30:00 2018-07-18 22:30:00 America/Detroit Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY film premiere / record release Constellation info@wamza.com


Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY film premiere/record release

Mikel Patrick Avery screens his film PLAY as part of this release event!

Interdisciplinary artist Mikel Patrick Avery utilizes the title of his new film, PLAY, in two forms.
1. The theatrical culture of a stage play, complete with props, objects, staging, which draws from both vaudevillian, and early Hollywood performance techniques.
2. The intrinsic idea of child's play, in that Avery and his cast of bandmates utilize the performative aspects of the film as if it were a giant sandbox moving around from object to object, instrument to instrument in a seemingly free willed manner.
The intention of exploring these forms within the film is to obscure, and explore the human perception of what is planned, and what is improvised. Avery's film (and accompanying album soundtrack) features musicians such as Ben Lamar Gay, Leroy Bach, Macie Stewart, Jason Stein among others.

Screening of PLAY follows.

Appearing in the film:
Ben Lamar Gay
Anthony Bruno
John Sutton
Nick Alvarez
Tomeka Reid
Jason Stein
Rajiv Halim
Macie Stewart
Christian Gillingham
Dustin Laurenzi
Leroy Bach

"Mikel Patrick Avery is one of Chicago's more talented and curious jazz percussionists, a musician who frequently departs from his mainstream foundations to participate in all kinds of unusual projects" -Chicago Reader (Peter Margasak)