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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Live Halloween performance at Mattress Factory

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Those looking for an arty way to spend the holiday can check out a performance by a pair of the artists represented in the museum’s current Detroit: Artists in Residence show.

Promo still for the Three Grace(s) trilogy
  • Promo still for the Three Grace(s) trilogy

Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller will screen their original film, the Three Grace(s) triptych, accompanied by a live soundtrack.

The triptych includes three shorter films, “Decampment” (2008), “Traditions” (2010) and “Possessions” (2010). (The films are in color, though the accompanying promo still is in black and white.)

Kuperus and Miller will perform the soundtrack as ADULT., the electronic musical duo under whose name they’ve released five full-length albums and performed live internationally.

Here’s a description of the film from its Facebook page: “The approximately 95 minute presentation consists of three interconnected short films; the first being the silent-experimental-horror mirage DECAMPMENT, which was made in 2008. DECAMPMENT follows a provisional women's transmigration from her ‘past’ life into a new society full of deceit and fable. The second chapter in the trilogy is entitled TRADITIONS (2010). TRADITIONS follows two young female friends and their matriarchs, all with unknown (and unchosen) inheritances, down four crossed paths. The trilogy concludes with the brand new dark and claustrophobic installment entitled POSSESSION(S) (2010). POSSESSION(S) simultaneously completes and ignores the narrative triad with doubles.”

In Detroit: Artists in Residence, Kuperus and Miller contributing Diptyching , a somewhat unsettling and somewhat hilarious video installation that depicts two anonymous jump-suited figures undertaking a series of home-improvement tasks, with disastrous results.

Trailers for the Three Grace(s) films suggest that they have different settings and varied scenarios, but a similar vibe.

Tomorrow’s show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include beer and “movie snacks.” More info here.

And yes, costumes are welcome.

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