Nothing Compares 2 U: Films & Videos by Michael Robinson

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | September 27, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007, 6pm

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Michael Robinson in person!

The films and videos of Michael Robinson are a deft mix of stunning beauty and nervy wit. He combines lush, often optically-printed imagery with the electric fuzz of video-games, old movie footage, and dusty magazine layouts in pop song–scored cine-ballads that are at once cynical and sincere. In tonight’s program, the sitcom-perfect world of Full House devours itself in the demonic Light is Waiting (2007); National Geographic centerfolds unfurl into oblivion in You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (2005); and a radio tunes in karaoke transmissions from beyond in the elegiac And We All Shine On (2006). A multiple prize-winner in festivals across North America and Europe, Robinson will also premiere two new pieces: Victory over the Sun (2007) and an as-of-yet untitled video. Also screening: The General Returns from One Place to Another (2006); Tidal (2001); and Chiquitita and the Soft Escape (2003). 2001–07, Michael Robinson, USA, ca. 75 min, various formats.

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