*Corpus Callosum

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 7:00pm

"Although shot on video and largely computer-produced, *Corpus Callosum is almost a self-curated retrospective of Snow's career; but with a twist.  Everything in this continually self-referential piece, some of which was shown in late 2000 as The Living Room, is stretched, squeezed, and flipped - the bodies of Snow's large cast not the least. (At one point, one guy ties another in a knot.) Space is a similarly malleable object. Is the camera panning, or is the image being subjected to some sort of digital taffy-pull? "*Corpus Callosum, which is titled for the "central region" of brain tissue that acts as a conduit between the two hemispheres, can be appreciated as both a naturalistic animation and an abstract Frank Tashlin comedy. It's the first movie of the new millennium to warrant both a special issue of OCTOBER and a run at the Sunshine Theater - soon I hope." - J. Hoberman, Village Voice
(Michael Snow, 2002, 16mm, 90 minutes)