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Spectrum Reverse Spectrum & Color Correction: Two Films by Margaret Honda

Spectrum Reverse Spectrum & Color Correction: Two Films by Margaret Honda

Cases and Reels for Color Correction, 2015

The Hammer Museum and Los Angeles Filmforum present
Spectrum Reverse Spectrum & Color Correction: Two Films by Margaret Honda
At the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7000

Sunday, June 12, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 7, 2 p.m.

Spectrum Reverse Spectrum is a cameraless film, made by exposing 70mm print stock to colored light in a film printer. The result is a uniform field of color on screen that moves gradually through the light spectrum, from violet to red and back to violet. Color Correction was made using only the color correction timing tapes for an unknown Hollywood feature without the corresponding negative. The result is a film without images or sound that consists of a succession of different colors of unpredictable duration. The duration of each color corresponds to the length of a shot, but the story that determined those shots has disappeared.

Tickets: Free!
Part of Made in L.A. 2016

Margaret Honda was born in San Diego in 1961 and works in sculpture and film. Honda holds a BA in art history from the University of California, San Diego, and an MA in early American culture from the University of Delaware. She has had solo shows at Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany (2016); Triangle France, Marseille (2015); POST, Los Angeles (2014); Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles (2012); Drawing Center, New York (2004); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1994). She has participated in group exhibitions at Spike, Berlin (2015); DOCVA Via Farini, Milan (2014); JavaArts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2014); and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2006, 2000). Her films have screened at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2015); Berlin International Film Festival (2014); Toronto International Film Festival (2014); and BFI London Film Festival (2014). Honda has been awarded the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2015); the Durfee Foundation ARC Grant (2003); the City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship (2001); and the Anonymous Was a Woman Fellowship (2000). Her work is in the collections of the Long Beach Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands; and Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.

The artist would like to thank Aram Moshayedi, Hamza Walker, Jim Fetterley, Jim Smith, Leo Enticknap, January Parkos Arnall, MacKenzie Stevens,
Claudia Bestor, Darin Klein, and all at the Hammer Museum, FotoKem, Panavision, and YCM Laboratories.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater

Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.

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Spectrum Reverse Spectrum

 (Margaret Honda, 2014, 70mm, aspect ratio 2.2:1, color, silent, 21 min.)

Margaret Honda

Color Correction

Color Correction

(Margaret Honda, 2015, 35mm, aspect ratio 1.85:1, color, silent, 101 min.)