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I Am Curious Remix
With Potter-Belmar Labs
Warning! Mature Content, viewer discretion advised

Friday, September 17, 8PM

Location: Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th Street

FREE Admission


Aurora Picture Show and the University of Houston Mitchell Center for the Arts present a media archeological dig right from the heartland of Texas featuring artists including Luke Savisky, Potter Belmar Labs  and Graffiti Research Labs.  As part of our annual Media Archeology multimedia festival, these artists will host site-specific media events that explore the past and the present through tools that have been manipulated and repurposed such as film, light, sound, and live performance.  The second night of the festival will feature Potter Belmar Labs of San Antonio.

In June of 1969, arsonists set fire to Houston's Heights Theater during a run of the controversial film "I am Curious (Yellow)," by Swedish writer/director, Vilgot Sjöman.  Live cinema artists Potter-Belmar Labs will investigate this history within the context of late-60s Houston, taking into account the broader censorship movement of the age as well as the phenomenon of reactionary violence in our own time.  Potter-Belmar's live cinema performance will center on a remix of Sjoman’s film, exploiting the kaleidoscope shape of the film in their performance. Mature content warning. 

The three-night festival not only includes a remix of the famous controversial film "I am Curious Yellow" with Potter Belmar Labs in Heights Theater, but kicks off with a laser light show projected on the side of the Menil Collection with Graffiti Research Labs-Houston and ends with an interactive live projection on the side of the enormous abandoned grain silos in Houston's East End with artist Luke Savisky.

Special thanks to Sharon & Gus Kopriva and Gallery M Squared for their support of this program.

With additional support provided by Art Lies Contemporary Quarterly, Fuze Beverages, KUHF 88.7 FM,  Saint Arnold Brewery, 29-95.com.

Artist gift bag sponsors include: Whole Foods Market, Bryd Market & Cafe, Katz Coffee, GHCVB, Treebeards Restaurant, Fresh Arts Coalition, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, among others.


Potter-Belmar Labs is Leslie Raymond and Jason Jay Stevens, collaborating artists since 1999, with internationally exhibited, prize-winning work, in live cinema performance, single-channel video, and installation art.   Potter-Belmar Labs specializes in audience-participatory, multimedia spectacles and curiosities. Their work offers means of interaction, like unique switches, sounds and peepholes, and their live cinema performances often involve direct audience participation. For live cinema performance, PBL has appeared at such venues as the Ann Arbor Film festival, Bearded Child Film Festival (Minneapolis, MN). Anitmatter Film Festival (Victoria, BC), Chicago Filmmakers, Craig Baldwin's Other Cinema, and the San Antonio Museum of Art, and has taken their act on the road for Midwest and West Coast Tours. 





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