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Brittany Gravely & Kenneth Linehan at MassArt

  • North Building, Film screening Room II 621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

Please join us for Brittany Gravely's & Kenneth Linehan's lecture on Magical Approach.

Magical Approach is the live cinema practice of Brittany Gravely and Kenneth Linehan. Combining 16mm film projections with live & recorded sound, Gravely and Linehan create modular films whose parts can be used in the performance of cinematic rituals. They have performed at the ICA Boston, the RISD Museum, Mono No Aware and Magic Lantern in New York, among other venues, and were recently awarded a Traveling Scholars Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Brittany Gravely
Lives and works in Boston.

Artistically Brittany Gravely has focused primarily on 16mm film for the past several years, but also creates works in sound, installation, and many media of the second dimension, including collage and embroidery. She graduated in 2001 with an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her earlier films, for which she is writer, director, editor and sound designer include 2001’s Introduction To Living In A Closed System (New York Film Festival, Images Festival, MFA Boston, videoex, New York Underground…) and Blood of the Earthworm of 2006 (T.I.E. Cinema, Black Maria, New York Underground, Antimatter, Chicago Underground…). In addition to creating non-photochemical “solo” pieces like a PowerPoint presentation on the film American Psycho, she was a central figure in the collaborative Architecture of the Sun who accompanied live music while manipulating dual 16mm projections and have performed in clubs and galleries in New York, Boston and Providence. Currently, she is working on several expanded cinema projects of a more mystical nature in Magical Approach. Certified in palmistry, she is also a student of herbalism and sells homemade therapeutic herbal concoctions. In her other-hours, she works as the publicist and designer for the Harvard Film Archive in Cambridge, MA.

Kenneth Linehan
Lives and works in Providence, RI

With a focus on sound and audio media, Kenneth Linehan's creative work explores intermedia space through works including digital field recordings, 16mm motion picture films, short-run silkscreened images, works of cut paper as well as a variety of electronic & electro-acoustic music and folk music projects. Most recently, Kenneth has been engaged in a series of psychic/cinematic collaborations in Magical Approach. Having graduated in 2001 with an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Kenneth has held positions as an instructor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the Rhode Island School of Design, where he has taught courses on Audio Recording, Sonic Art and Sound Design for Film in addition to having offered several audio production workshops at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Over the past decade his installations, printed works, sound experiments and other creative projects have been exhibited at arts spaces, live music and cinematic venues such as the RISD Museum, the Boston Center for the Arts, Apex Art, AS220 and the Brattle Theatre, including events programed by Mono No Aware, Magic Lantern Cinema, Millennium Film Workshop & Wild-Life/Balagan Films.