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The Secret Society


Con-Way (map) Northwest
Sept. 25-29 2013

It’s not so much a thing now—in the heyday of digital pictures—but from the middle of the 20th century until its end, artists intrigued by the possibilities of old-school 16mm film stock banded together in a secret club devoted to the production of works strange and awful (really, sometimes just awful). Andrew Ritchey, over five days, is showing a wide selection of these obscure works, some short, some long, some sexy (and some mostly silent, like 1970’s street-alphabet-based Zorns Lemma). The oldest is 1956’s Flesh of Morning, a terrifying black-and-white work lacking all narrative—bookended by the newest film, 1992’s Taste It Nine Times, nine vignettes about nine women from throughout time and myth. Ritchey has tied the films together with a specially composed 150-word biography. DENIS C. THERIAULT


2170 NW Raleigh, Portland, Oregon

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  • Sept. 25-29 2013
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