screenprinting

LOVE KILLS DEMONS, a film in 12 parts

LOVE KILLS DEMONS, a film in 12 parts

LOVE KILLS DEMONS is a series of twelve short films by Jim Helton, the editor of BLUE VALENTINE, who followed artist Chris Rubino off and on for a full year, documenting his studio, his creative process, individual projects as well as his body of work as a whole. It’s an incredible feat of filmmaking and a tour de force for Rubino, who insists that even though he didn’t find the project invasive ([Helton] is quite low key with his cameras which really allowed me to just work and not think too much about the filming…It was a special experience work with this crew around me. All of these guys are like brothers), he did remark that “due to the speed that I was working in this film there was a higher amount of spontaneity in the work,” producing pieces that were different than if he was “left 100% on [his] own.”

Rauschenberg as printmaker

Rauschenberg as printmaker

“No other artist has ever pushed the boundaries of what printmaking could be as much (Robert) Rauschenberg.” Of course, Rauschenberg couldn’t have done it without Gemini G.E.L., the Los Angeles printmaking studio where he produced the bulk of his prints. “He defined what a print multiple was in terms of scale, media, dimension, variation and viewer interaction,” and, according to co-founder Stanley Grinstein, “he taught us what Gemini could be.”