Frame Rate: Jen DeNike

Frame Rate: Jen DeNike’s Lolita
Soho House West Hollywood
9200 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Utilizing the intimate setting of a movie theater, New York-based artist Jen DeNike will present her own version of Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita with the presentation of both a video and performance that dialogs with the film’s allure of the character Lolita. The performance will transform the room into a live theater that activates not only the screen but also the aisles, corners, and physical space created for each viewer in the chairs from which they watch. The event will involve participation from the audience, live music, actors, and choreographed sequences. Using a montage of reconstructed film stills taken directly from Kubrick’s Lolita, DeNike creates a narrative that will collide and intersect with the performance. Senses will be tantalized on all fronts – from the lushness of the screening room, to the actors and actresses that will interact with the audience, to an original piano score, being performed live by Oscar nominated composer Jay Israelson which will punctuate the film and performances.