Earlier in the year we reported that Rochester-based sculptor Annalisa Barron had been tapped to create a creature for "The Molok," a live action fantasy film being planned by New York City-based filmmakers. The construction of the creature's frame is well under way, but it's missing some essential pieces: "The Molok" will eventually be built almost entirely from donated items. And that's where you come in. Bring an item of personal significance that you're willing to part with (2' x 2' max) and head to Rochester Contemporary Arts Center to learn more about the film as it's developing, and offer your object to the beast. Barron will be present to discuss the project and activate her 13-foot-tall human-powered kinetic sculpture, assisted by derby gals from Mason-Dixon Roller Vixens and the Lake Effect Furies. And during this demonstration, the film's sound designer, Harold Taddy of The Velvet Noose, will create a live soundscape using the waterphone and rav drum.
"The Molok" Performance and Object Offering takes place on Thursday, August 23, at RoCo, 137 East Avenue, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. $2, free to RoCo members. 461-2222; rochestercontemporary.org.