WESTWOOD—On Tuesday, October 18, the Hammer Museum located near the UCLA campus in Westwood began its new film series “Ecco: The Videos of Oneohtrix Point Never and Related Works.”
The month-long series is a part of the Museum’s larger series: “In Real Life: 100 Days of Film and Performance.” The larger 100 day-long event began on September 13 and runs until January 25, 2017.
The mini-series that began this week under Daniel Lopatin’s moniker Oneohtrix Point Never, consists of several music videos which he self-produced. The Hammer Museum website states that Lopatin’s series also includes collaborative projects with artists: Rick Alverson, John Michael Boling, Nate Boyce, Takeshi Murata, and Jon Rafman.
OPN’s most current album Garden Of Delete, was released in November 2015 and received positive reviews. Lopatin’s musical style is characterized as electronic and experimental, descriptions that seem to match with the production style of the featured set of videos.
The first music video in the series shown on Tuesday starred actor Val Kilmer and featured the world premiere of OPN’s music video for the Garden Of Delete track, “Animals.”
The series will continue almost every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at the Hammer Museum until November 19. Films will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Thanks to the generosity of Erika J. Glazer and Brenda R. Potter, admission into the museum as well as tickets to all programs are available for the community free of charge.