The Way of the Weed: Works by Anne Quirynen

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | April 29, 2004

Thursday, April 29, 2004, 8pm | Anne Quirynen in person!

Presenting a selection of her work is Anne Quirynen, artist-in-residence in the Department of Film/Video/New Media, show interest in the human body as a site of biological, philosophical, social, and political inquiry was informed by her work as a filmmaker in medical research at the University of Leuven (Belgium). The award-winning The Way of the Weed (with An-Marie Lambrechts & Peter Missotten, 1997), in which a scientist parachutes in to an unnamed desert to conduct experiments on weeds in a “mysterious, eerily beautiful sci-fi dance narrative utilizing advanced digital technology with acclaimed choreographer William Forsythe and the Frankfurt Ballet” (Illuminations). Proceeded by In a Landscape (2001), an example of Quirynen’s recent focus on the interaction between human bodies and urban space. 1997—2001, various directors, Belgium/Netherlands, ca. 60 min, video.

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