Roger Beebe's: Films for One to Eight Projectors...comes to Chicago

From: Warren Cockerham (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Sep 04 2009 - 17:31:04 PDT

*Films for One to Eight Projectors:
With Roger Beebe in person*
Friday September 11, 2009
4:30-5:30pm, Free Admission
Flaxman Theater (room MC1307)
Michigan Building SAIC
112 S. Michigan Ave

Florida filmmaker Roger Beebe has shown work in such unlikely venues as
McMurdo Station in Antarctica and the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square, as well
as the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Film Festival, and many other
traditional spaces. Beebe will be on hand to present an evening of short
films which use multiple simultaneously running projectors to immerse the
audience in imagery.

Among other films, Beebe will present a retooled two-projector version of
his well-known Strip Mall Trilogy; Money Changes Everything, an elaborate
three-projector meditation on Las Vegas; and the eight-projector magnum opus
Last Light of a Dying Star. Made and projected in a variety of formats
(video, 16mm, and super-8mm), the films combine found footage and Beebe's
own striking imagery of American landscapes, seen through the prism of
technological change. They also exist as part of a long avant-garde
tradition of performance film since as Mr. Beebe says, they can only be
screened with [the filmmaker] actually running the projectors and running
from projector to projector.

This event kicks off the fall programming for the bi-weekly film series Eye
& Ear Clinic at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.