this monday, and a movie

Hideout this week is Nora O'Connor and me, back with our two-human quorum.

I've added several March/April dates to the tour page, the soonest of which appear to your right. I'll call particular attention to the premiere of Kannapolis next week at Duke. The film captures the daily lives, routines, rituals, occupations, peregrinations, and goofings-around of people in a little town in North Carolina in 1936. The shots are silent, in-motion, black-and-white, and 2 to 3 seconds long each. The filmmaker Finn Taylor stitched them into an hourlong piece, adding light Foley effects and a few title cards, and the edited whole yields a fractured and elliptical yet actual narrative. I would say it's about a world most of whose people and some of whose cultural specifics are altogether vanished, but even more a story about our surprisingly close kinship with the world of the film. The other half of the story of Kannapolis is the music, which was mostly composed by Jenny Scheinman (the soundtrack includes songs by Si Kahn, Joe Glazer, and me) and is performed in time with the film by Jenny, Robbie Gjersoe, and me. I don't know if any tickets are left,* but I recommend finding out! We'll be doing screenings now and again for the next who-knows-how-long, and I'll be sure to post when they happen.

*UPDATE: There aren't too many seats but there are some; here's the link: