Thursday, March 29, 2007, 6pm Vladimir in person! Portland artist Vladimir elevates the View-Master to high art with her hand-made stereoscopic Vladmasters, repurposing the plastic viewers for extraordinary public performances. Drawing upon Greek legends, entomology, and newspaper stories, her “films” are 28-frame haikus, each photographed from richly detailed dioramas and set to her artfully composed […]

Mary Ellen Bute: Centennial

Thursday, March 15, 2007, 6pm Mary Ellen Bute, Color Rhapsody (1948). A pioneer of visual music and electronic art, Mary Ellen Bute produced over a dozen short abstract animations between the 1930s and the 1950s. Renowned for their brilliant color, elegant design, and sprightly, dance-like rhythms, Bute’s films are at once formally rigorous and exuberantly […]

Saul Levine: Notes from the Underground

Thursday, March 8, 2007, 6pm | Saul Levine in person! Saul Levine, New Left Note (1968-83). Image courtesy of the artist. “Saul Levine is the foremost dissenting filmmaker in America,” writes critic P. Adams Sitney. “With about thirty-five years of consistent production behind him, and no signs of fatigue, he can show us the shape […]

A Home-Made Optics: Films & Videos by Leighton Pierce

Thursday, March 1, 2007, 6pm Leighton Pierce in person! Since the 1980s, many of the films and videos of Iowa-based artist Leighton Pierce have painted a lush portrait of Midwestern life. Tonight’s program compiles his rich domestic observations-a gurgling, backyard fountain in Glass (1998); the repetitive clatter of children’s feet on the porch in The […]