A Cinema of Physics and Perception - Pure Sonic Information: April 14, 2006 in Chicago

From: Arturo Menchaca (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Apr 12 2006 - 11:40:52 PDT

Block Cinema presents

A Cinema of Physics and Perception 

Week 3:
This Friday, April 14th, 2006
8 pm

Arnulf Rainer (Peter Kubelka, 1958/1960, 7 min., 16mm)
Reverberation (Ernie Gehr, 1969/1986, 23 min., 16mm )
Shift (Ernie Gehr, 1972-74, 9 min., 16mm)
Unsere Afrikareise (Peter Kubelka, 1961-66, 12.5 min., 16mm)
Prelude (Michael Snow, 2000, 3 min., 35mm)
Passage a l’acte (Martin Arnold, 1993, 12 min., 16mm)

Sound is motion. Every sound we hear originates from the vibration of
an object, which results in waves that are propagated through the
particles of a given medium. These waves trigger a chain reaction in
our ears, creating electrochemical impulses our brain interprets. These
films make this everyday process palpable, while also complicating it.

WARNING: Arnulf Rainer contains flickering and strobe effects. Those
who become disoriented from such effects, as well as those suffering
from photosensitive epilepsy, may be at risk.

Guest speaker: Professor Gary Kendall, Department of Music Technology,
Northwestern University
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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