We don't know what will surprise you more -- the dancing, flickering images bouncing off the trees at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens or the fact that there are actually people in a Miami-Dade park. This Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m., experimental film lovers and curious passersby will swarm the park for Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez's "Elusive Landscape," a site-specific film installation projected onto foliage. Sound designer Ricardo Lastre will provide a soundscape of ambient noise. But does Miami have an appetite for abstract cinema? Rodríguez believes Miami's "audience that will purposely seek out experimental film is very limited. But the audience that can be surprised by it in the street is everywhere." "Elusive Landscape" recently took over the Tequesta mounds and dark trails of Arch Creek Park, turned Legion Park into a theater of trees, and arted up E.G. Sewell Park, where, according to the artist, the beauty of royal palms and Poinciana trees meets the grotesqueness of discarded Santería offerings.
Sat., Sept. 11, 8 p.m., 2010