Durham, NC — Rock Fish Stew is premiering “Leaving Traces,” a 75-minute documentary by RFS partner Ivan Weiss, at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus. Showtime is 6pm on July 12.
The film follows a group of artists who converged on the Durham Bulls Athletic Park during the 2013 season for Rock Fish Stew’s project Bull City Summer. The film offers a behind-the-scenes look at photographers Alec Soth, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hank Willis Thomas, Kate Joyce, Frank Hunter, Leah Sobsey, and Alex Harris, and writer Adam Sobsey, as they confront the challenge of finding something new in a baseball park.
While techniques and output vary, this diverse group is united by baseball’s (and photography’s) unique experience with time. The slow, measured movements often hide the roiling drama beneath. By interweaving stories about process, “Leaving Traces” evokes baseball’s atmosphere and captures the struggle to make the unseen visible.
Following the film is a Q&A with Ivan Weiss along with photographers Kate Joyce and Leah Sobsey, writer Adam Sobsey, project director, Sam Stephenson, and perhaps other BCS artists. The discussion will be moderated by the Durham-based musician and craftsman John Svara. Check out the trailer:
Admission: Free. Seats: First come first serve.
The screening kicks off the week that Durham is hosting the AAA All-Star game and is part of the Bulls’ All-Star Fan Fest and Block Party.
Preceding the screening, there will be a book reading featuring Bull City Summer writer Adam Sobsey at Letters Bookshop at 3pm at 313 W. Main St. in Durham. Photographers Kate Joyce and Leah Sobsey, filmmaker Ivan Weiss, and book editor, Sam Stephenson, will also be on hand to take part in Q&A and sign books.
Bull City Summer exhibitions will be on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art and CAM Raleigh through August 31, 2014. The NCMA is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC. CAM Raleigh is at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC.
The Bull City Summer fine art book can be ordered from publisher Daylight Books (www.daylightbooks.org) and is widely available in bookstores.
Photos: Available on request.
Interview Options: If you would like to interview any of the artists involved in the project, contact Jennifer Gardner at 510-520-2449 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Jennifer Gardner, 510-520-2449, email@example.com