April 21st, 2017, at BREAD & SALT.
1955 Julian Ave. San Diego, CA
Doors: 7:30 pm
Apple Pie is a feature-length artist film by Aotearoa New Zealand artist Sam Hamilton that features Samoan dance artist Ioane Papali'i, and a cast of 25 performers.
Apple Pie was shot and produced over three years on super 16mm film on location in Aotearoa New Zealand, Samoa, and a remote mountaintop astrophysics observatory in the middle of the Oregonian high plain desert.
Pivoting it’s conceptual ecology around our species ancient, entangled, and increasingly complex relationship with astronomy; Apple Pie is both an experimental enquiry, and homage to the nature of being; to the world; and to the vital confluence of their intersection.
An inter-disciplinary ritual in joyous ontological free-falling, and terrifyingly bottomless - yet vital and itchy abandon.
A modular constellation of sub-atomic choreographies; situational meditations; cognitive meta-objects; photonic sculptures; political deconstructions and other complimenting ceremonies of metabolic rendering, enquiry, tribute, and lusty but patient exploration.
A frame to inhabit.
A garden path that not even our atoms can escape the complicit existential participation of strolling upon.
Just as our ancestors used the night sky to navigate from the past into the present, we need it now to help us navigate from the present into the future.
The draw a new meridian line for a new epoch.
"UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE I’VE SEEN AT THIS OR ANY OTHER FESTIVAL, AND WORTH GOING TO FOR MORE REASONS THAN THAT" - METRO Magazine
"TERRIFICALLY INTENSE" & "LIKE SOME RALPH HOTERE PAINTINGS FROM 1968, BUT MUCH FINER, FULLER, AND EVEN MORE RIVETTING" - Eye Contact
"GIVES ZERO FUCKS ABOUT CONVENTION" “EPISTEMOLOGY OFF-PISTE.” “ENDEARINGLY PLAYFUL, DELIBERATELY SILLY” “DELICIOUS” - Pantograph Punch
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO THOSE SEEKING TO BE MESMERISED". "A RICHLY CHOREOGRAPHED MEDITATION" - NEWSHUB “A MAGNUM OPUS” -New Zealand International Film Festival
"POSSIBLY THE MOST IMPORTANT EXPERIMENTAL WORK OF THE CENTURY SO FAR," - an Internet Troll
“I FELL ASLEEP A FEW TIMES” - several people