THE FILMS OF AMAR KANWAR

Thursday, November 17, 6:00 pm | Amar Kanwar in person! Image from THE SMILE (Amar Kanwar, 2007). Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York. Amar Kanwar’s films and installations offer incisive and meditative explorations of the political, social, economic, and ecological conditions of the Indian subcontinent. They are also formally inventive, synthesizing documentary, […]

NICOLAS PROVOST: LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH

Thursday, November 10, 6:00 pm | Nicolas Provost in person! Image from LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH (Nicolas Provost, 2009). Courtesy the artist and the Video Data Bank. With digital prowess and deft editing, Belgian filmmaker Nicolas Provost transforms clichéd Hollywood scenes into something altogether more alluring, mysterious, and occasionally, more grotesque. Long Live the […]

GREGORY MARKOPOULOS: ENIAIOS II

Thursday, November 3, 6:00 pm | Archival print! Introduced by film historian Bruce Jenkins and followed by audience Q&A with Jenkins and avant-garde film scholar P. Adams Sitney (who will join us via Skype). Image from ENIAIOS II (Gregory Markopoulos, 1949-1991). Courtesy the Temenos Archive and the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna. Remembered as the “supreme […]

LUKE FOWLER: A GRAMMAR FOR LISTENING

Thursday, October 27, 6:00 pm | Luke Fowler in person! Image from ANNA (TENEMENT FILMS) (Luke Fowler, 2009). Courtesy the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd. How one sees the world and how one hears it are the indelible questions underlying Luke Fowler’s startling, vibrant films. The award-winning Glasgow-based artist often collaborates with musicians […]

REBECCA MEYERS: BLUE MANTLE

Thursday, October 20, 6:00 pm | Rebecca Meyers in person! Image from blue mantle (Rebecca Meyers, 2010). Courtesy the artist. In her nimble, intimately-observed films, Cambridge-based filmmaker Rebecca Meyers illuminates the uncanny and exquisite in the everyday. lions and tigers and bears (2006) seeks out urban wildlife–from spiders and pigeons to bronze lions and chrome-plated […]

STEINA!

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm | Steina Vasulka in person! Live performance! Image from Violin Power (Steina, 1974-78). Courtesy the artist. A major figure in the histories of video and electronic art, Steina Vasulka has continually expanded the possibilities of multimedia with her groundbreaking innovations.  Trained as a classical violinist in Iceland, Steina turned to […]

LANDSCAPE AS ARCHIVE

Thursday, October 6, 6:00 pm | Filmmakers Bill Brown and Lee Anne Schmitt in person! Image from Bowers Cave (Lee Lynch and Lee Anne Schmitt, 2010). Image courtesy the artists. In recent years, a number of artists have turned to the landscape itself–using everything from iPhone apps to walking tours–to examine the ways in which […]

LAURA PARNES’S BLOOD AND GUTS IN HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday, September 29, 6:00 pm | Laura Parnes in person! Image from Blood and Guts in High School (Laura Parnes, 2004-06). Courtesy the artist. Laura Parnes’s bracingly inventive, stylized films and videos operate at the intersection of narrative film and video art. This evening, Parnes will present her acclaimed feature, Blood and Guts in High […]

MATTHEW BUCKINGHAM: SITUATION LEADING TO A STORY

Thursday, September 22, 6:00 pm | Matthew Buckingham in person! Image from A MAN OF THE CROWD (Matthew Buckingham, 2003). Courtesy the artist. Answering to the gaps and cracks in history, New York-based artist Matthew Buckingham weaves fact and fiction, past and present into elegant narratives and meditative essays.  This evening’s program, culled from across […]

CONSUMING SPIRITS

Thursday, September 15, 6:00 pm | Special preview screening! Chris Sullivan in person! Image from Consuming Spirits (Chris Sullivan, 2009). Image courtesy the artist. Chris Sullivan’s works are among “the most honest, potent, and thoughtful of all animated films.”–Chris Robinson, Unsung Heroes of Animation Over a decade in the making, Consuming Spirits (2011) is the […]

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