From: Vera Brunner-Sung (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2007 - 00:29:55 PDT
Apologies for the late notice. I showed a version of this program at
The Tank in New York last July, and now will be bringing it to Roots
& Culture in Chicago. I hope you'll come by if you're in the area!
On Saturday October 13, Roots and Culture gallery will be hosting a
screening of work by current students in the film & video graduate
program at CalArts. The work will be presented by CalArts MFA student
Confronting Paradise is a program of short films and videos from
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Last summer, The Museum
of Modern Art screened Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures – a
30-year retrospective of student work from CalArts. Confronting
Paradise picks up where Tomorrowland ended, with new 16mm, super-8
and video work that challenges the bounds of contemporary American
film and video culture.
The CalArts film and video program "has consistently produced work
that is at once intimate, inventive, and technically sophisticated,"
noted Tomorrowland's curator Joshua Siegel. The 13 current students
and recent graduates of CalArts' MFA program featured in Confronting
Paradise continue to forge new creative pathways. "The work ranges
from observational and essay-based documentary to abstract narrative
forms," said programmer Vera Brunner-Sung. "Above all, it is defined
by its persistent level of inquiry into the world, and uniquely
Highlighting recent graduate film and video work from CalArts
Presented by Vera Brunner-Sung
Saturday, October 13
Roots & Culture gallery
1034 N. Milwaukee Ave.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.