Vincent Goudreau in Beijing’s Forbidden City. Photo by Javier Martinez.
CLEARED FOR TAKE OFF: Friday (November 12), 8pm, ‘Iao Theater, Wailuku, $10 donation
Fine artists Vincent Goudreau and Javier Martinez have a way of painting with their 16mm camera, creating films that are part National Geographic, part art house, and entirely moving. Their latest work, Compositions in Departure — shot in China, Ghana and Mexico — “explor(es) displacement and the idea of home as a metaphor for finding one’s place in the world,” by following three individuals, Ji Wang Juan, Alfred Kpebesaane, and Altagracia Martinez; “one [who] has willingly departed from his home, one [who] faces an inability to leave, and the third… [who] wants to leave and is left virtually alone.” Goudreau and Martinez — both graduates of the California Institute of the Arts (who also studied at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, and Art Center School of Design, respectively) — took three and a half years to film and produce Compositions, wherein “textiles, migration and imperialism (are used) as analogies for patterns of human behavior.” This 35 minute film screens this Friday at the ‘Iao Theater (8:30pm), preceded by live marimba music (8pm) and followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers (9pm). For film clips and other work from Goudreau and Martinez, visit their websites vincentgoudreau.com and javiermartinezart.com. 808-242-6969; mauionstage.com
Javier Martinez shooting in Mexico. Photo by Vincent Goudreau.
Want to make it a weekend of unique screenings? Check out Chout! at Maui Mall’s Foam Co. on Saturday (Nov 13). Read more HERE.