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“Those are just mental eye candy that it taste sweet first, seizure second.”

MassArt Film Society presents the films of Stom Sogo, a Japanese experimental filmmaker whose accidental death at the age of 37 has inspired a number of traveling programs organized by his US friends and admirers. This show is curated by Andy Lampert of Anthology Film Archives in NY and features such intensely colorful and dizzyingly flickering images that it’s impossible to look away even as one’s brain begins to sizzle in a visual experience closely resembling an epileptic seizure. Combining the constraints of lo-fi video and Super 8mm in strange ways, Sogo has imbued what seems to be banal imagery with a tense energy that sustains momentum from start to finish. And for anyone who hasn’t yet, this show is a great opportunity to get acquainted with MassArt Film Society, a staple of the Boston experimental film scene, lovingly and faithfully curated by Saul Levine for many years.

– Mariya Nikiforova
Mariya is one of the creative forces behind the Boston Viewfinder, featured monthly in the Compass and running an online calendar that compiles screenings of the lesser-known and avant-garde in Boston

4/16 – 8PM
Suggested Donation $4 // Free for MassArt Community

MassArt Film Society
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Film Dept. – East Hall – Screening Room 1
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

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