OPENING: THU 05 APR 2012, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
OBSCURE OBJECT FILMS RETROSPECTIVE FILM SCREENING + VJ set w/ DJ Vandal
33 Washington Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel. 718 852 1500
Rabbithole Gallery is pleased to present, "Obscure Object Films - Photoplays by Stephen Dirkes", an exhibition of
film, photography, sets, props and painting from the short films of Stephen Dirkes. Opening April 5th and
extending to the 30th, this will be the third Rabbithole exhibition for this internationally exhibited artist.
The short films of Stephen Dirkes best embody the historical term for film, "Photoplay", as they are composed of
thousands of still images to create an animated visual narrative. Working with still photographers, visual artists
and designers, Stephen's work combines and crosses the platforms of multiple art forms. Beginning his creative
life as a classical composer, Stephen often simultaneously composes the score as he edits his films. Frame by frame
and beat by beat, a film evolves as a tightly synchronized expression of both visual and audio rhythms and
The exhibition features several photo prints of Stephen's long term collaborator, photographer Tal Shpantzer, and
a painted story board by artist/ film maker Peter Bill. Also featured are installations of set and prop pieces by
Amerinkz, Caroline Pham, Ioana Popescu, Zou Chu, Pamela Liou and Jef Niesen .