While New York City and San Francisco are the touchstones of the 1960’s counter culture, it’s important to remember that other parts of the country went through that wild decade too. Heck, even old Massachusetts – a much cleaner cut place back then, or so my parents tell me – was cool enough to produce Ken Brown, one of the leading artists of the time period.
Brown came to prominence in the 60’s with his psychedelic film work for the Boston Tea Party club and continued experimenting in film and other art forms, eventually providing Super 8 films for the live shows of behemoths like The Who and Jimi Hendrix.
I know what you’re thinking: where do I get a time machine? Well, don’t worry! On Sunday, 2/9, the ICA will screen Brown’s film, Psychedelic Cinema, a collection of excerpts from his films done between 1967 and 1969. The performance will have a sound track provided by some of the biggest names in silent film accompaniment, including Ken Winokur and Jonathon LaMaster of local groups Alloy Orchestra and Cul de Sac (respectively). This far out evening will conclude with a Q&A with Ken Brown himself.
Running time 55 min // 7 PM // ICA // $15 students // $20 others