S.F Cinematheque show, Dec. 9

From: Ellen Zweig (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Nov 30 2007 - 13:31:51 PST

Dear Frameworkers,
If you're in the Bay Area I hope that you can
come to my SF Cinematheque show. Or if you know
someone who's out there, please forward this
message. See you there. Best, ez

San Francisco Cinematheque presents:

Travel So Far: Ellen Zweig's China Tapes
Ellen Zweig in person

Sound design by Ron Macleod

Sunday, December 9, 2007, at 7:30 pm
At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street (at Third)
San Francisco, California

"Zweig's films are dense, proleptically
seductive, andŠenigmatic. They are unabashedly
---Thomas Zummer, Millenium Film Journal #42, Fall, 2004.

Ellen Zweig will screen five videos from her
series, HEAP, a collection of video portraits of
Western philosophers, writers, artists and
scholars who have studied and imagined China. The
tapes use documentary and narrative strategies;
images pile up to explore the multiple
misunderstandings and rare moments of connection
between two cultures. With footage shot in China
and scenes of an invented China, we travel to a
place in-between truth and fiction. At this
screening, Zweig will premiere the most recent
section of HEAP, "(the origin of bitterness)
Joseph Rock" which combines Zweig's explorations
of China with a meditation on the death of her
father. Also screening is "precarious" a video
about Zweig's father, who traveled extensively in

Ellen Zweig is an artist who works with video,
audio, installation and performance. The video
series, HEAP, has screened at Millenium Film
Archives, New York; and at Electromediascope (The
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City). Parts
of the series have been shown at international
film festivals including: the International Film
Festival Rotterdam, Viper Basel, the Thailand New
Media Festival, the Athens International Film and
Video Festival, the New York Video Festival,
Festival Images Contre Nature, Marseilles, and
many others. As a video installation, HEAP was at
DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, China, from April 8-28,
2006. A new installation, Testing the Waters, was
in New York at the CUE Art Foundation from
October 26-December 7, 2006. In 2000, Zweig was
an Artist in Residence at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, where she worked with
Internet2 and created a performance on the Web.
In her previous installations, Zweig has used
optics to create camera obscuras, video
projection devices, and miniature projected
illusions. In the 1980s, she toured the U.S,
Europe and Australia with a series of

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