A Cinema of Physics and Perception - Starts This Friday!

From: Arturo Menchaca (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Mar 29 2006 - 05:03:33 PST

To all Frameworkers in the Chicago area:

This spring, Block Cinema at Northwestern University has programmed a
series of excellent experimental films. The series is called A Cinema
of Physics and Perception, and it kicks off this Friday!

The series features:
- Classic and essential works by Paul Sharits, Ernie Gehr, Hollis
Frampton, Michael Snow, Bruce Baillie, Carolee Schneeman, Stan
Brakhage, Tony Conrad, Peter Kubelka, Len Lye, Malcolm Le Grice, John
Smith, Owen Land, and Kurt Kren
- Robert Nelsonís rarely screened film Bleu Shut, courtesy of the
Academy Film Archive, via fellow Frameworker Mark Toscano
- The Chicago premiere of Ken Jacobsí 2005 film Krypton is Doomed
- A soon-to-be-released pamphlet including descriptions of all the
programs, synopses of all the films, and essays by Frameworkers
Professor Chuck Kleinhans, writer Fred Camper, and myself, the creator
of the series
- An amazing t-shirt for sale, featuring the stylish series logo
- And much, much more!

Each program will
- revolve around a different physical or perceptual topic, including
film as material, editing frequencies/flicker, color, motion,
mathematical structures, flatness, depth, sound, language, cognition,
and more.
- feature a noted speaker, including film professors, critics,
psychologists, physiologists, and neurobiologists, who will discuss the
ways in which the films are working aesthetically, conceptually,
physically, and of course, perceptually.

Speakers include Film Professor Chuck Kleinhans of Northwestern
University, film & art critic Fred Camper, Film Professor Tom Gunning
of the University of Chicago, Psychology and Neuroscience Professor
Satoru Suzuki of Northwestern University, Film Professor Brian Price of
Oklahoma State University, and more!

The series kicks off this Friday night (March 31st), with the first
program, "Film as Material"

Friday, March 31, 8 pm
A Cinema of Physics and Perception: Film as Material
Guest speaker: Film Professor Chuck Kleinhans, Northwestern University
Film in Which There Appear Sprocket Holes, Edge Lettering, Dirt
Particles, etc. by Owen Land
Le Retour ŗ la raison by Man Ray
Kaleidoscope by Len Lye
Colour Flight by Len Lye
Color Cry by Len Lye
Fuses by Carolee Schneeman
Mothlight by Stan Brakhage
Chinese Series by Stan Brakhage
Berlin Horse by Malcolm Le Grice
Removed by Naomi Uman
Light Is Calling by Bill Morrison

Tickets are $6 general admission, $4 for Block Museum members, students
with ID, and seniors. Season passes are $20. Tickets are available 30
minutes before show time.
All films are screened in the Pick-Laudati Auditorium at the Mary and
Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

For more details on A Cinema of Physics and Perception, visit our

I hope to see you there!

-Arturo Menchaca

Arturo Menchaca
Student Programming Committee Chairman
Block Cinema
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Tel: (847) 491.5802
Fax: (847) 491.2261
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