FISCHERSPOONER : EGOS
In Fischerspooner's new project, two things remain constant: the physical space--Casey Spooner's apartment--and the cast--the artists and their latest collaborators. Yet the photographs featured in Egos (also the name of their new album) result from many different photographers' approaches to this same material, resulting in wildly divergent but uncannily similar images.
Einstein On The Beach
Widely considered one of the greatest artistic achievements of the modern era, Einstein on the Beach is a massive meditation on the life and legacy of Albert Einstein – the scientist, humanist, and amateur musician whose discoveries shaped the 20th century, composed by the iconic Philip Glass and directed by Robert Wilson.
Now, nearly four decades after it was first performed, Einstein on the Beach will be remounted for the final time, the Einstein on the Beach documentary, now underway, will explore the restaging of the opera with the exclusive access to the creators and their teams throughout rehearsal and into performance and production.
Acclaimed bunker director, John Walter, embarks upon his newest feature documentary in the hopes of connecting the dots between its abstract references and the scientific motivation behind them. Audiences will be given front row seats and backstage access to the show and the creators behind it.
Fischerspooner DocumentaryKAREN FISCHER
This film chronicles the ten-year history of Fischerspooner and its journey from Starbucks to Moma. Through the use of dance, theatre, and technology, Fischerspooner comments on the pop music form it uses as its language. The evolution is set against the ever-changing music industry whose core propositions must be rethought due to the prevalence of the internet. This film takes the viewer along for the ride as Fischerspooner performs in Paris, London, Florence and New York.
Karen Fischer has shot and compiled years worth of footage to arrive at this film that is both comprehensive in scope and matches the innovation and excitement of Fischerspooner’s breathtaking live shows.
EMBERS is a science fiction film about memory and forgetting, shot on location in Gary, Indiana, Upstate New York, and Poland. It is the feature film debut of Bunker director Claire Carré.
The world as we know it has been forgotten. A decade after a global epidemic, those who remain suffer from lasting effects of the virus - retrograde and anterograde amnesia. The survivors navigate a decaying landscape, unable to recall the past or create new memories. Each finds their own way to cope with life in a perpetual present.
A Papaya Films production of a Chaotic Good film, in association with Bunker Features.
RIDERS OF THE WELL OF DEATH
RIDERS OF THE WELL OF DEATH is a short documentary about stunt drivers taking part in the daredevil sport known as “Maut ka kuan” (Well of Death). The film was shot in Northern India by BUNKER Director Erik Morales.
The Well of Death is an incredible mix of acrobatics and sheer engine power, where the brave defy gravity and drive cars and bikes on the walls of a wooden pit. These arenas are a popular attraction at traveling fairs, where the tickets are cheap and the crowds are plenty. Viewers watch the action from a metal platform above the pit, while the magic unfolds beneath them—the riders, the cars, the bikes, the lights and the noise. Erik Morales’s film gives us a peak behind the spectacle, introducing us to the ordinary men who risk it all to do extraordinary things.