Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Party for My Mom and Halfway Across A Bridge: Super8 Stills at Twist

Nashville Scene critic's pick
Party for My Mom and Halfway Across A Bridge: Super8 Stills at Twist
Golden Gate Mommy Party
Joe Nolan

This month, Twist opens two shows with fundamentally different origins. One is born from a connection with one’s own primal beginnings, and the other is an afterthought in slow motion. Mandy Stoller’s multimedia work invokes family, cats with spaceships and Japanese movie monsters to delight and disturb. Stoller’s Party for My Mom will celebrate “the most frickin’ amazing person in the whole wide world!” at Arcade 58. Tony Doling’s Halfway Across A Bridge: Super8 Stills, presents single, successive, black-and-white images from eight seconds of film the photographer shot from the window of a car crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, the most photographed bridge in the world. Is this an ironic gimmick or a kind of haphazard poetics that teases the transcendent from the tiresome? Find out tonight at Arcade 73.

Opening reception 6-9 p.m., Oct. 3.