Jennet Thomas and Exploding Cinema Showcase

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | March 20, 2003

Thursday, March 20, 2003, 8:15 pm

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Jennet Thomas in person!

Originating from the lively underground film scene of London in the early 1990’s, Jennet Thomas’s work has become renowned worldwide. Her films and videos come from an eclectic and multiply discursive history, as well as a curiosity about animating matter and images through time. Regardless of form, she strives for clarity and accessibility, with challenging content and a lot of dark humor.  Thomas consistently plays with narrative and experiments with ways of imploding storytelling. An active founder member of The Exploding Cinema Collective, an anarchic non-profit film- and video-makers group that hosts unconventional screening events, Thomas brings us a program of Exploding Cinema work. The program includes 4 Ways He Tried To Tell You (1999), Thomas’s “video about the thing that won’t go away,” Andrew Kotting’s Kingdom Protista (1999), a fantastical puppet and computer animation nightmare, and Paul Tarragó’s Moving Back From the Beyond (2002), a tale of the dead considering the possibility of return. Co-presented with Women in the Director’s Chair & Video Data Bank (KJ Mohr). 1996—2003, various directors, UK, ca. 71 min, various formats.

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