HEART BEAT EAR DRUM

a film about Z'EV

Trailer

About

HEART BEAT EAR DRUM

 

A portrait of the artist and musician Z'EV, known for his punk era scrap metal music - how his music changed and grew and how his personal journey led him to the margins of art and the depths of heart. In addition to interviews with Z'EV, there are interviews with a community of artists who have known him since the 1970s, curators who have encountered him in the 1990s, and young people who have only heard his recorded music or read his philosophical texts.

 

 


This film is divided in chapters and organized with both a narrative and a digressive structure. The structure is topic based, not strictly chronological. The first half of the film uses archival concert footage and interviews to establish Z’EV’s place in the world of art and music. The second half uses contemporary concert footage and interviews to explore the changes that led Z’EV to a more contemplative style. The film ends with an extended concert. There is music throughout the film, but at the end, you are immersed in the music and in Z’EV’s exploration of resonance.



I like the object to have a history already



It wasn't really junk

Credits

 

 

a film by Ellen Zweig


music by Z'EV


co-editor:
Lili Chin


sound design:
Ron MacLeod

 

 

 

 

with appearances by:


Bob Bellerue
Simone Forti
HATI
Zach Layton
Carl Stone
Ned Sublette
Johanna Went

and many others

 

news

 

 

in Krakow, Poland

June 27, 2016, 7:30 pm

Kino Studyjne Sfinks

http://www.kalendarznowahuta.pl/wydarzenie/hati-heart-beat-ear-drum-a-film-about-zev/

 

in Lodz, Poland

May 6, 2016, 8 pm

Fabryka Sztuki

http://www.fabrykasztuki.org/index.php?id=11&id_category=4

 

in Brussels, Belgium

December 4, 2015, 8 pm

followed by a live concert by Z'EV at 10 pm

Nova Cinema

http://www.nova-cinema.org/seances

 

in Torun, Poland

October 11, 2015

Transgressions Festival (Transgresje)

Kino Centrum in Centre of Contemporary Art

http://transgresje.com.pl/program/

 

in Tilburg, The Netherlands

Saturday, September 19, 4, 6, 8 pm

(Q&A with director after last screening)

Incubate Festival

De NWE Vorst Kleine Zaal

Willem II straat 49

Tilburg

The Netherlands

http://incubate.org/2015/line-up/491/heart-beat-ear-drum

 

in Berlin

September 8, 8 pm

SPEKTRUM, Bürknerstraße 12 12047

http://spektrumberlin.de/events/detail/nk-presents-heart-beat-ear-drum.html

 

European premiere at L'Etrange Festival

September 4, 2015, 9 pm

Forum des Images, Forum des Halles, 2 rue du Cinema, Paris, France

http://www.forumdesimages.fr/les-films/les-programmes/etrange-festival-2015/heart-beat-ear-drum-precede-de-industrial-soundtrack

 

special screening 

July 19, 2015, at 7 pm

Roxie Theater

3117 16th Street (between Valencia and Guerrero)

San Francisco, California

http://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/heart-beat-ear-drum-a-film-about-zev/?instance_id=8244

 

special preview screening at

Moviate Underground Film Festival

https://www.facebook.com/events/854128441306884/

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 4 pm

Civic Club of Harrisburg

612 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

 

special preview screening at the Ende Tymes Festival

http://halfnormal.com/endetymes/

May 16, 2015, 5:00 pm

at Outpost Artists Resources

1665 Norman St, Ridgewood, New York

 

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about Ellen Zweig

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

Ellen Zweig has been working in film and video since the late 90s, creating videos and video installations. During a residency at VOOM-HD Lab, she made “The Lonely Girl,” a short documentary video about a Chinese opera star living in New York City. (screened at: Anthology Film Archive, 2006; Pacific Film Archive, 2007). From 2001-2007, she created a series of video portraits of Westerners who had some relationship to China and several installations (at DDM Warehouse, Shanghai; The CUE Foundation, New York) that dealt with her attempts to understand China and to learn Chinese. Since 2007, she has been working on an homage to the documentary filmmaker Joris Ivens and his last film, “Une Histoire du Vent," filming as Ivens did in China. From 2007-2013, she documented Z'EV's concerts, collecting and editing materials for the feature length video, "Heart Beat Ear Drum," her first documentary feature.