Earth Saga, 1980

Forms /Forces:

An Evening with Film Artist Rosalind Schneider
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:00pm

Curated and introduced by Artemis Willis, Ph.D candidate, Department of Cinema & Media Studies

Rosalind Schneider has been in the vanguard of Art of the Moving Image since the early 1970′s. Throughout her career, Schneider’s abstract studies have pushed the boundaries of visual language, from painting to sculpture to film, video and digital media. Within the last decade, Schneider's work was archived in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent film collection, and included in 'The Color of Ritual, the Color of Thought: Women Avant-Garde Filmmakers in America, 1930-2000,' a series at the Whitney Museum of American Art curated by Chrissie Iles. Schneider's unique visual language incorporates anamorphic mirrors, shadows, and multiple screens to dramatize the forces of nature and the human body in motion. This program features a screening and discussion of Schneider’s early films, Abstraction (1971) and the triple-projected Parallax (1973), both recently restored by NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund, and her stunning Earth Saga (1980).

Sponsored by the Film Studies Center Graduate Student Curatorial Program, and the Center for Gender Studies.