A Stom Sogo Tribute
at Mix Festival
/ by melinda shopsin

A STOM SOGO TRIBUTE
MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival
Thursday, November 14, 2014 @ 9PM

Featuring SLOW DEATH (2000) and many other surprises. Organized with Gina Carducci.

SLOW DEATH (2000) by Stom Sogo

SLOW DEATH (2000) by Stom Sogo

A dynamo whose thunderous potential was cut short by his premature death, Japanese moving-image artist Stom Sogo (1975-2012) remains a romantic rebel if ever there was one. For over two decades he created a hair-raising body of aggressively beautiful films and videos. This 70-minute program features the acclaimed film SLOW DEATH and the rest is, well, a surprise. As we type, tons of new and enticing discoveries are being made in the boxes of over 1200 films, videos and tapes that Sogo left behind. Did we just find a 400-foot reel mysteriously titled 20 CENTURY PORNO? How many abstract adaptations of Dennis Cooper novels did Stom make? We are carefully opening hundreds of envelopes of unknown film reels and you just won’t believe what we have found. This all Super-8 program will feature films projected on film, the way that Stom used to show them during his bacchanalian all-night screenings.