Rocky Mountain Twilight - Curated by Paul Roth - WPA\C Media Series Screening Info

From: Ding Ren (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Oct 13 2006 - 11:33:09 PDT

The Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran Presents:

Rocky Mountain Twilight - First-Person Cinema from Boulder, Colorado


Night #2 of WPA\C's Experimental Media Series 2
Curated by Paul Roth (Curator of Photography & Media Arts, Corcoran Gallery
of Art)



Featuring films by:

Stan Brakhage

- Rage Net (1988, 16mm silent)

- Black Ice (1994, 16mm silent)

- Commingled Containers (1997, 16mm silent)

My Life as a Bee (2002, 16mm, silent) - Robert Schaller

Clouds (2003, 16mm, silent) - Andrew Busti

Hail and Fire (2003, 16mm) - Victor Jendras

Sand Castle 2 (2001, 16mm, silent) - Mary Beth Reed

Phantom Canyon (2006, 35mm) - Stacey Steers

Cocteau Cento (2003, digital video) - Dan Boord & Luis Valdovino

Song of Kali (2004, 16mm) - Thomas Helman

Bautismo (2000, 16mm) - Casey Koehler

Twilight Psalm III: Night of the Meek (2002, 16mm) - Phil Solomon


Program running time: 87:00



Rocky Mountain Twilight -

One of the most respected American cities for experimental film and video is
Boulder, Colorado. Fueled by the vision and dedication of Stan Brakhage, the
giant of avant-garde cinema who taught generations of film students at the
University of Colorado, the Boulder scene has thrived for several decades.
Weekend salons and the legendary program "First Person Cinema" (founded by
Brakhage and Bruce Conner and run since the late 1960s by Don Yannacito) are
regular forums for the exhibition and discussion of experimental film, not
only for students but also for Boulder residents and visitors to the city.
Widely respected educators and visiting artists at CU-Boulder have trained
and influenced many talented students over the years.

This program celebrates a cross-section of recent film and video work
produced within the Boulder community. Brakhage is represented by important
short films from his late career. Among current faculty at CU-Boulder, the
series includes: Phil Solomon, one of the most innovative experimental
filmmakers working today; Dan Boord and Luis Valdovino, critically-revered
and influential video artists investigating cultural narratives; and Stacey
Steers, one of today's most respected hand animators. Also included are some
of the best of recent CU students: Andrew Busti, Victor Jendras, Thomas
Helman, Casey Koehler, Mary Beth Reed, and Robert Schaller. Amidst the
disparate styles of these media artists, Rocky Mountain Twilight reveals an
intense faith in first-person cinema as a medium for metaphoric and poetic


          - Paul Roth, Curator of Photography & Media Arts, Corcoran Gallery
of Art, Washington


Day: Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art Armand Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC
(New York Avenue entrance)





For inquiries regarding the WPA\C Experimental Media Series 2, please
contact Ding Ren, WPA\C Program Director at 202.639.1828 or e-mail
email suppressed> .



WPA\Corcoran is an independent, non-profit 501 c(3) organization whose
mission is to promote excellence in contemporary art in the region by
presenting experimental exhibitions and performances, stimulating dialogue
between emerging and established artists, and involving artists in
educational programs that benefit local residents. WPA\Corcoran was formed
in 1996 as an organization that unites the independent spirit and regional
focus of the former Washington Project for the Arts (est. 1975) with the
institutional strength and historical perspective of the Corcoran Gallery of
Art. WPA\C is based at the Corcoran, where it initiates and supports a broad
range of projects both at the museum and at off-site locations in
Washington, DC.

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