A Cinema of Physics and Perception: Signifiers/Language & Sonic Celluloid - May 18th & 19th in Chicago

From: Arturo Menchaca (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 17 2006 - 02:05:05 PDT

Block Cinema presents

A Cinema of Physics and Perception

Week 8:
This Thursday, May 18th, 2006
8 pm

Associations (John Smith, 1975, U.K., 7 min., 16mm)
Nostalgia (Hapax Legomena I) (Hollis Frampton, 1973, U.S., 36 min.,
T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (Paul Sharits, 1968, U.S., 12 min., 16mm)
The Girl Chewing Gum (John Smith, 1976, U.K., 12 min., 16mm)

Sound can hold meaning that is not inherent and that must be
reinterpreted by humans according to a learned system of symbols and
linguistic conventions. These films explore and deconstruct how
signifiers and language allow for the communication of information.

Guest speaker: Bruce Jenkins, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, former curator of the Harvard
Film Archive

WARNING: T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G contains flickering and strobe effects. Those
who become dizzy or disoriented from such effects, as well as those
suffering from photosensitive epilepsy, may be at risk.

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


Block Cinema and WNUR 89.3 FM present

This Friday, May 19th, 2006
8 pm

Come see live bands perform with silent films of all varieties:
narrative, experimental, animated, scientific, etc!

- performances by Weasel Walter (of the Flying Luttenbachers), Bird
Show (Ben Vida of Town & Country), The Lonesome Organist, and KK
- classic films by Ernie Gehr, George Méliès, Harry Smith, Stan
Brakhage, and more!

Tickets at the door: $7 with student ID, $10 without
Send an email to email suppressed to reserve seats
For more information, visit http://www.soniccelluloid.org

Sonic Celluloid is a collaboration with WNUR, Northwestern University's
non-commercial radio station (89.3 FM). Visit WNUR at

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.

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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