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Harry Smith Free-for-All
A series of short, accessible, interactive presentations at The Cleaners; Sunday, May 19, 2013.
This is the third of three public events in Harry Smith PDX 2013; a history and arts education project from the Oregon Cartoon Institute . The Harry Smith Free-for-All is sponsored by KBOO Community Radio and hosted by Leo Daedalus, the Oregon Cartoon Institute’s 2013 Artist in Residence.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT.
11:00 AM Kaveh Askari screens his new 7 minute experimental documentary about Harry Smith’s Bellingham years, and takes questions.
11:30 AM Doug Stewart demonstrates the recording technology which Harry Smith used as a teenager when he recorded Lummi Indian rituals.
12:00 PM Recreation of selected String Figures from Harry Smith’s collection
12:30 PM Anne Richardson places Harry Smith within a timeline of Oregon film history
1:00 PM Joe McMurrian discusses Harry Smith’s curation of his 1952 Anthology Of American Folk Music
1:30 PM Demonstration of Harry Smith’s performance art approach to projection in his 16mm films: a talk by Dennis Nyback
2:00 PM Andrew Ritchey discusses sound as an element in an avant garde film.
2:30 PM Leo Daedalus of The Late Now takes on Harry Smith’s unpredictable relationship to the concept of “truth” .
3:00 PM The Harry Smith Paper Airplane Invitational, an Indoor Air Show in honor of Harry Smith’s world class paper airplane collection.
3:30 PM Sacred Harp Singers perform traditional-shaped note singing, one of Harry Smith’s obsessions, while the audience sings along