Glass Eye Shadow Pictures present “The Circulators,” a shadow play. It’s a spellbinding exploration of a mysterious group of beings who live symbiotically with human societies. In scenes that are hallucinatory and immersive, we come to see how things are held together and come apart. The magic of the world is created with a collage of moving shadows and live musical score, resulting in an experimental analog film experience.
“They breathe life into the paper cut-outs and shapes—made utterly bizarre and fascinating … strongly reminiscent of Weimar-era German film (think Nosferatu mixed with an almost Katerina Lanfranco style of paper cutting)…” – Good Times Santa Cruz
“Glass Eye conjures an atmosphere that’s otherworldly like Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The black-and-white projections are works of art, like moving pages of some forgotten, ancient book.” – Times Colonist
Visual artist Alisa Javits and composer/musician Adam Lipsky founded Glass Eye Shadow Pictures in 2013. Alisa is the primary designer, builder and performer of the sculptural shadow art, which is used as props in the productions; Adam is responsible for the productions’ music and sound elements. They create evocative narratives with original music and immersing visual environments. Behind the giant freestanding shadow screen, sound and cinematography are created live, charging each performance with the energy of improvisation.
The Apparatus experiment series is presented by Jane Street Gallery, Saugerties.