Spread over three nights and two locations, the festival starts on Thursday with a party and films by Semiconductor, the UK-based artist duo of Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. The pair’s animated films include Retropolis, a dizzying journey through an imaginary city.
On Friday, there’s a performance by the Heart Chamber Orchestra, made up of members of Two Star Symphony and TERMINAL-BEACH. As they play, the musicians will wear electrocardiogram sensors. Their heartbeats will be electronically translated into images on a large overhead screen.
On Saturday, Nameless Sound presents Text of Light, an exciting reinterpretation of the films of Stan Brakhage with four musicians providing a live, improvised soundtrack.
7:30 p.m. Thursday at Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett. Free. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2442 Bartlett.
Sept. 20-22, 7:30 p.m., 2012