Soothsayer, Abate, 2004

Cinema, Nature, Ecology Film and Video Series: Travelers

Friday, February 27, 2009 - 7:00pm
Contemporary film and video art from around the world stages exploratory encounters in works of imagination, transformation, and disaster. From epic voyages to strange arrivals, from animation to performance, these meditations on (human) nature take the form of journeys that ultimately reflect on contemporary global society and identity. I Left My Silent House (Seoungho Cho, 2007, DVD, 9 minutes) Hope (Erik van Lieshout, 2008, DVD, 10 minutes) Stranger Comes to Town (Jacqueline Goss, 2007, mini-DV, 28 minutes) Fitness Video for Being Appraised as an 'Ex-Fat Girl' (Nagi Noda, 2004, DVD, 4 minutes) Soothsayer (Bobby Abate, 2004, mini-DV, 13 minutes) True North (Isaac Julien, 2004, DVD, 14 minutes) Cinema, Nature, Ecology Film and Video Series: From massive multiplayer video games to the multiplex, cinema and media play a central role in shaping our awareness of “environments”. In the context of contemporary public discourse on globalization, ecology, and society, this role takes on new urgency. Cinema, Nature, Ecology presents a series of film and video programs on these themes, bringing artists to talk about how these issues have informed their film practice. Presented in conjunction with the Cinema and Media Studies graduate student conference, April 3-4.

Co-sponsored by Committee on Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago Arts Council