Friday, September 13th, at 9:15pm
FlickIt! presents TRON
When brilliant computer engineer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) finds out that an executive at his company has been stealing his work, he hacks the mainframe and is beamed inside an astonishing digital world. Forced to face off against the imposing Master Control Program, Flynn becomes a freedom fighter for the oppressed programs of the grid. TRON is an original and visually stunning piece of science fiction that represents a landmark work in the history of computer animation. (1982, PG, 96mins)
A benefit for Virginia MOCA, in collaboration with their upcoming exhibitions “Michael Kagan: I Was There When It Happened” and “Charged.”
MICHAEL KAGAN grew up in Virginia Beach, and his first solo museum exhibition traces the artist’s lifelong interest in technology, space, and innovation. Using NASA photographs as source material, Kagan’s paintings have a cinematic quality. They celebrate the tension between humanity and technology, the limitations and triumphs of man, and knowledge that an error in that quest for victory could result in the ultimate sacrifice.
The artists in CHARGED have gone beyond using technology as an intellectual or aesthetic curiosity. Rather, they are exploring new means of finding our own humanity. They include, Alan Rath, Stacey Steers, Pors and Rao and Memo Akten. Through sound, image, and interaction, these artists compel their viewer to reach inwards towards an emotional core to find compassion and connection. The process begins with plugging the work into the power grid. From there, art emerges as activism, as conduit for dialogue, as new paths to introspection, as opportunity to redefine what it means to be human.
Sponsored by Smartmouth Brewing, Pixels Pints + Bytes, and Zeke’s Beans & Bowls.