Thollem McDonas

The nomadic videos of ACVilla take us through doorways in the Rustbelt, into a spider’s life at a rest stop, to ice shadows in New Mexico, among other visions she’s found, waited for and/or created along her peripatetic life. Silver Ochre is a 47 minute series of short films ranging from 30 seconds to 4 minutes in length capturing moments in time, each with their own story, and in stark contrast one from the other. Simple but often profoundly entertaining, these vignettes encourage the viewer to enter into their own present through individual creative interpretations of the film and music. Thollem has scored these films and accompanies them live with a vintage electric piano and analog effects. More: www.thollem.com/silver-ochre Before the film, Thollem will playing some of his solo piano compositions on the Sanctuary’s Steinway. This “intense and virtuosic keyboard improviser” (TimeOut, NY) is in town for one night only. About the artists: Thollem has been traveling perpetually throughout North America and Europe for 7 years, collaborating with perhaps thousands of diverse artists in this period; a random selection includes Nels Cline, Ava Mendoza, Brian Chase, Sara Lund, Damo Suzuki, Jad Fair, Mike Watt, Greg Saunier, John Dieterich, William Parker, Pauline Oliveros, Martha Colburn, Matthew Barney. Signal to Noise magazine marvels, "It seems beyond the capacity of one human being to contain so much densely-packed creative energy". ACVilla has been traveling perpetually for many years now throughout North America and Europe documenting artists work and captivating scenes, seeing and listening to Life in new and unique ways.