Eureka, Side/Walk/Shuttle and Untitled
with filmmaker Ernie Gehr
Friday, December 4, 1998 - 4:00pm
Ernie Gehr has established himself as one of the most significant visual artists working in the film medium today, creating a body of work that has deeply affected the tradition of the cinematic avant-garde. His short film, Serene Velocity (1970) is considered a classic work emerging from the concerns of the "structural" film movement, while exhibiting a striking cinematic poetry that cannot be reduced to allegiance to any single school of classification. Gehr's films have screened internationally, including retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Musee du Cinema in Brussels and at the San Francisco Cinematheque. He has received awards and grants from numerous institutions including the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship and the Maya Deren Award from the American Film Institute. Currently a faculty member at the San Francisco Art Institute, Gehr has also taught and lectured at the University of California at Berkeley, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Deutcher Akademischer Austauschdienst in Berlin. Mr. Gehr's most recent work is For Daniel (1997). Eureka (1974, 30 min.) Side/Walk/Shuttle (1991, 41 min.) Untitled (1977, 5 min.) 16mm film prints.