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Floating Points - Promises: Through Congress (U)

+ Reflections: Mojave Desert (U). Outdoor Cinema

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A double bill of films from Floating Points – the European premiere of Promises: Through Congress, plus Reflections: Mojave Desert, screened outdoors on the Sculpture Court.

Promises: Through Congress is a collaboration between visual artist Julie Mehretu, composer and musician Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points, and filmmaker Trevor Tweeten. The 46-minute film features Mehretu’s expansive painting Congress (2003), filmed at contemporary art museum The Broad in Los Angeles; and Promises (Luaka Bop, 2021), the acclaimed album composed by Shepherd, featuring Pharoah Sanders and the strings of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Reflections: Mojave Desert, a 27-minute film directed by Anna Diaz Ortuño and soundtracked by Floating Points, was filmed in the Mojave Desert in 2016. Ambient sounds creep into the recording, with bird calls and the sound of wind captured by microphones placed in the desert.

The Conservatory will be open to guests. Promises: Through Congress will also be available to stream online for 48 hours.

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Please note that Reflections: Mojave Desert is not available to stream online.

Watch online from Wed 25 Aug 8.30pm, with tickets available to buy until Fri 27 Aug 8.30pm.
You'll have 48 hours to watch once you've purchased your ticket after the event start time.

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