. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Shadows, Specters, and Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film – From the Pole to the Equator

Thursday, December 8, 2005, 6pm | Jeffrey Skoller in person! The last part of a trio of screenings related to the release of the Department of Film, Video and New Media’s Jeffrey Skoller’s book Shadows, Specters, and Shards: Making History in Avant-garde Film. The Flow of Blood and Life From the Pole to the Equator […]

Video Remains

Thursday, December 1, 6pm Alex Juhasz in person! In observance of World AIDS Day we’re glad to welcome documentarian Alex Juhasz with her recently completed video about the intersection between AIDS, the deterioration of video documentation and the complicated nature of collective and individual memory. Like much of Juhasz’s work, this tape is part homage, […]

Films of Timoleon Wilkins

Thursday, November 17, 2005, 6pm | Timoleon Wilkins in person! In the words of critic Brecht Andersch, “Timoleon Wilkins has fashioned a mytho-poetic vision of his own resolutely in the American grain. His stunning Kodachrome imagery, redolent of home-movies, educational films, the specter of Hollywood arcane Americana, frames a world of memory and experience.” Wilkins […]

Shadows, Specters, and Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film – Chile, Obstinate Memory & Cooperation Of Parts

Thursday, November 10, 2005, 6pm Daniel Eisenberg & Jeffrey Skoller in person! This program is part two of three screenings celebrating FVNM faculty-member Jeffrey Skoller’s recently released book, Shadows, Specters, and Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film. Patricio Guzmán explores collective political amnesia in Chile, Obstinate Memory (1997). Twenty-five years after The Battle of Chile, […]

Web Work Of Mendi+Keith Obadike

Thursday, November 3, 2005, 6pm Mendi and Keith Obadike in person! Mendi+Keith Obadike are interdisciplinary artists whose music, performances, and conceptual Internet artworks have been exhibited and commissioned internationally. Their critical writing has been widely published. The couple eschews the notion that the Internet can mask identity by using the web instead to explore, celebrate […]

My Land Zion

Thursday, October 27, 2005, 6pm Yulie Cohen Gerstel in person! A sixth generation Israeli, Yulie Cohen Gerstel has been directing and producing poignant documentaries over the span of three decades and is the Head of the Forum of Israeli Documentary Filmmakers. In this courageous and provocative personal essay Gerstel challenges the myths of Zionism and […]

Kristina Talking Pictures

Thursday, October 20, 2005, 6pm Part of a series of three films co-sponsored with halo projects, here is an early film by dancer and choreographer-cum-filmmaker Yvonne Rainer, the woman who in 1986 the Village Voice called “the most influential American avant-garde filmmaker of the past dozen years, with an impact as evident in London or […]

Filme De Amor (Love Film)

Thursday, October 13, 2005, 6pm Distant Parallels curator Ana Luisa Beraba in person! One weekend, friends Hilda, Matilda and Gaspar meet up in a run-down old house in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. They drink, fool around, seek out pleasurable experiences and completely break out of the monotony of their daily routines. Introducing the […]

Shadows, Specters, and Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film: El Dia Que Me Quieras & Eureka

Thursday, October 6, 2005, 6pm Author and filmmaker Jeffrey Skoller in person! To celebrate the release of FVNM faculty member Jeffrey Skoller’s new book Shadows Specters Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film, we are delighted to offer this first of three evenings of films discussed in the book. Yvonne Rainer calls Shadows, Specters and Shards, […]

The Animated Paul Bush

Thursday, September 29, 2005, 6pm Paul Bush in person! UK-based artist Paul Bush is an award-winning experimental filmmaker whose life changed when he discovered animation in the early 1990’s. “Within the animation community there was an understanding of a purely visual language, not one borrowed from the theatre (as in drama) or journalism (as in […]

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