A Cinema of Physics and Perception - Frequencies/Flicker: April 7, 2006 in Chicago

From: Arturo Menchaca (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Apr 05 2006 - 11:19:19 PDT

Block Cinema presents

A Cinema of Physics and Perception 

Week 2:
This Friday, April 7th, 2006
8 pm

The Flicker (Tony Conrad, 1966, 30 min.)
Raindance (Standish Lawder, 1972, 16 min.)
Ray Gun Virus (Paul Sharits, 1966, 14 min.)

Focusing on the fixed internal boundaries of a filmstrip, these classic
films highlight the perceived collision of one frame with the next, the
frequencies with which these collisions can occur, and their effect on
our nervous system. Guest speaker: Professor Satoru Suzuki,
Northwestern University, Department of Psychology and Institute for

WARNING: These films contain flickering and strobing effects. People
afflicted with photosensitive epilepsy may be at risk. There will be a
5 minute break between each film to allow the viewers to rest their
All screenings are at Block Cinema, located in the Pick-Laudati
Auditorium in the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern
University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.

Tickets are $6, or $4 for Block Museum members, students with ID, and
senior citizens. $20 for a season pass.

For more information on this series, visit

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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