PETER ROSE: Towards a 6th Dimensional Cine

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(Filmmaker Peter Rose in Person)

Co-Presented by the Hanson Film Institute

It is EV’s true honor to present an in-person screening of the visionary work of multimedia artist Peter Rose (Philadelphia) at EV. Drawing on his background in mathematics and physics, Peter Rose has been working for over 40 years with time, space, sound and light to conjure higher dimensions of vision and his work has been shown at major venues throughout the US and Europe. Rose will show a survey of his work to date: twenty-five screen multiple images that spatialize time; documents of video installations that play with appearance and reality, and investigations of novel forms of illumination, all culminating in the first display of Rose’s most recent experiments in Six-Dimensional video. 3D glasses will be provided!!

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[SPACE OF SURVEILLANCE] Michael Klier’s The Giant (Der Riese)

co-sponsored by U of A German Studies

Comprised entirely of material generated by surveillance cameras, Der Riese is a rhapsodic but ominous work depicting the world with a cold mechanical spirit. That nothing can escape the chill stare of surveillance is only the starting point of Klier’s tape. People come and go in public places-parks, department stores, banks, airports- like lifeless ciphers, unaware of the authoritarian stare of the camera. The flattened field of vision, black-and-white imagery, and sterile quality of the technology make the inhabitants of Der Riese emptied shadows. Lyrically constructed sequences unfold to the strains of Mahler and Wagner, adding an almost heroic mood to this dark work.

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COLLABORATION WITH NATURE: Films Made with Natural Processes

Filmmaker Julie Perini & Signal Fire’s Amy Harwood in person!

Direct filmmaking meets environmental action in a program of films using organic and inorganic material to alter the film surface. Co-presented by Signal Fire, an organization engaging artists in our remaining wild and open spaces. This collection shows a range of effects used to intervene on the actual film exposure and processing; decay, spore hosting, compost, exposure to bioluminescent plants, processing in polluted lakes, magnetic alteration, and more.  The program included work by Dorothea Braemer & Brian Milbrand, Cade Bursell, Dagie Brundert, Caryn Cline, Devon Damonte, Lori Felker, Melissa Friedling, Eva Kolcze, Robbie Land, Christine Lucy Latimer, Julie Perini, Jeremy Rendina, Ken Paul Rosenthal, Eric Stewart, and Steve Woloshen

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Sat. 11/23
GERMAN CINEMA SHOWCASE:
Ulrike Ottinger’s Under Snow

*co-sponsored by U of A’s Dept. of German Studies

In the Japanese region Echigo, the locals live with and under the heavy snowfall half
of the year. Because of this they have developed their own customs of everyday life,
festivals, and religious rituals. In a poetic way Ulrike Ottinger leads us into the reality
of the snow landscape with its beauty and austere living conditions, follows the
mythical tracks of the “gods of paths and roads” and mountain spirits, and places us
within the fairytale world of a beautiful fox and her lover.

View the Under Snow Trailer!

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Wed, Oct 16
POLYSEXUAL DELIRIUM: Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures

WED 10/16
*co-sponsored by the U of A’s LGBT Institute.
Reviled, rioted over and banned as pornographic even as it was recognized by many as an unprecedented visionary masterpiece, Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures (1963), tonight shown in beautifully restored 16mm print, is one of the most important and influential underground movies ever released in America. In Flaming Creatures, bodies entangle on the floor, and it’s difficult to distinguish one delirious being from another. Jack Smith is considered a visionary photographer, the founding father of performance art and a pioneer of transgressive queer cinema. In celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary and LGBT history month!!

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