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

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | March 1, 2007

Thursday, March 1, 2007, 6pm

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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 Back Steps (2001); and the plucking of a solitary, stretched length of twine in 50 Feet of String (1995)-that reveal everyday drama lurking in the quietude. Also on the program are Wood (2000) and Puppy-Go-Round (1996). Co-presented with the Experimental Film Club at the University of Chicago, which will present A Wandering Optics on Friday, March 2. 1995-2001, Leighton Pierce, US, ca. 90 min, various formats.

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