16 Jun 2016

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Thursday, June 16 at 7pm.

On Stellar Rays

New York
New York, United States


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On Stellar Rays will present Frederik, an evening of 16mm short films by Rita Sobral Campos with music by cellist John Kofol on Thursday, June 16 at 7pm. These works are part of Sobral Campos’s ongoing project Frederik (2013 – present), which encompasses sculptures, drawings, and films.


Frederik follows its eponymous female character as she confronts five “Heresies”: “The Fictas,” “The Mystics,” “The Artisans,” “The Logicians,” and “The Neuros.” Each Heresy defines and defends their own respective views of the Universe to exacting detail, with references to history, philosophy, religion, physics, neuroscience, and sci fi. As Frederik receives each perspective, an attempt to create a synthesized view of the cosmos humorously unfolds.

While the series takes its name and inspiration from medieval culture, with a special nod to the forward-thinking Frederich II, a Holy Roman Emperor from the 13th Century, the films are set without defined place or time, taking its form in abstract moving shapes and lines. These films are silent and will be accompanied by cellist John Kofol.

This screening will run for approximately 35 minutes. This event is free and open to the public.

Rita Sobral Campos (b. 1982, Lisbon) lives in New York. Her most recent project was short-shorts, a two person show with August Sander at Andreas Huber Gallery, Vienna (2015). She has participated in Performance as Publishing, New York Art Book Fair, New York (2014) Tournament d’Objet, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen (2013); Sunday Sessions, MoMA-PS1, New York (2012), Short Stories, Sculpture Center, New York; Poetic Things That are Political, Museu Chiado, Lisbon, (2011); Dockanema Film Festival, Maputo (2010); Anabasis: On Rituals of Homecoming, Ludwik Grohman Villa and Book Art Museum in Lodz, Poland (2009). Her collaborations include Artists Reading, with Isla Leaver-Yap (2012) and UNCLEHEAD, with Alexandre Singh (2008). Sobral Campos is also co-publisher of the Sputnik & Fizzle book series, scheduled for release in Fall 2016.

John Kofol (b. 1987, New York, NY) attended Connecticut College where he received a B.A. in music performance on cello under the teaching of Jason Duckles. He then went on to study with Peter Seidenberg in New York, and at Virginia Tech with Alan Weinstein. In Virginia, John taught cello to classroom students as well as privately. John currently lives in New York City where he teaches privately.

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