Outer Space, 1999

Films of Peter Tscherkassky

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 7:00pm

Beautiful and haunting, acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky's films employ re-photographed found footage in the tradition of structural filmmaking to hugely kinetic effect. This selection of films from throughout Tscherkassky's career provides a valuable introduction to an essential filmmaker.

Tonight's screening will include: Freeze Frame (1983, 16mm, 9 minutes); Shot-Countershot (1987, 16mm, 1 minute); Tabula Rasa (1987/1989, 16mm, 18 minutes); Parallel Space: Inter-View (1992, 16mm, 18 minutes); L'Arrivée (1997/1998, 35mm, 2 minutes); Outer Space (1999, 35mm CinemaScope, 10 minutes); Dream Work (for Man Ray) (2001, 35mm CinemaScope, 11 minutes).

Co-sponsored by Experimental Film Club, The Committee on Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago Student Activities Board