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Din Din: Quick Slice by Lily Baldwin
May 31, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - June 26, 2021 @ 11:00 pm
Nightly Screenings Beginning at Dusk
Location: 39-31 29th St, Long Island City
Lily Baldwin’s film installation “Quick Slice” will screen every night in Flux Factory’s front window with free slices every Friday in June (limited pizza! First come, first serve).
This event is part of the exhibition Din Din, a series of free, socially-distanced outdoor events which use food and art to build community.
“Quick Slice”, 23 minutes on loop, 2019
THINGS AREN’T WHERE THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE.
Nine lonely strangers converge over a quick slice inside a casual, no bullshit, non-committal community hub— the pizza shop. When a “contaigent” enters, dance turns inconsequential moments into idiosyncratic gestures, toggling between task and choreography. A subtle, disorientating use of editing techniques and photographic devices manipulating time craft a visceral and sonically rich dreamscape.
“Quick Slice” scales to respective environments, utilizing available architecture and unsuspecting surfaces. Caught between the character’s gaze, the viewer catches shards of the story projected onto their body. These seemingly accidental screenings encourage an unadulterated and kinesthetic reception of the project.
Inspired by Netta Yerushalmy’s Paramodernities
Directed by Lily Baldwin
Produced by Brighid Greene
Edited by Lily Baldwin, Sara Sowell
Video installation design consulting by Joseph Seamans
Sound Mix by Mark degli Antoni
Cinematography by Ben Wolf
Assistant Camera Sanjay Singh
Stills by Courtney Denk
Hair by Takeo Suzuki|
Makeup by Hiro Yonemoto
Makeup Assistant Ken Suzuki
Featuring designs by Pavon
Production Assistants Rishauna Zumberg, Jaanelle Yee
Starring Lily Baldwin, Henry Chesley, Geneva Frazier, Dean Melaas, Toni Melaas, Katharine Padulo, Wally Padulo, Angie Pittman, Peggy Schneider, Gus Solomons Jr., Amy Meisner Threet
Thanks to New York Live Arts
Fiscally sponsored by Los Angeles Performance Project
Based in NYC, Berlin and LA, Lily Baldwin is known for her compelling, intricate narrative forms. Her works have screened at festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Berlin, and Venice, as well as at Lincoln Center, the V&A Museum, and Carnegie Hall to Anthology Film Archives, Judson Church, and Blue Stockings Bookstore. They are featured on The Criterion Channel and NOWNESS. As a dancer, Baldwin performed on a world tour with David Byrne and Brian Eno and with the Metropolitan Opera, Trisha Brown Dance Company, and other NYC choreographers. The New York Times says her “work has a visceral power similar to Cronenberg’s.”