Alternative Visions

11/4/08 to 12/9/08

PFA's Tuesday evening avant-garde showcase features new video works from Lebanon, experimental pieces from China, a tribute to the Bay Area's own Canyon Cinema, an evening with MATRIX artist Martha Colburn, and a memorial to the great San Francisco–based artist Bruce Conner.

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  • A Tribute to Bruce Conner (1933–2008)

    • Tuesday, December 9 7:30 PM

    This memorial tribute draws presents Conner's seminal film works, ranging from his autobiographical Valse Triste to his last film, Easter Morning, and including the monumental Crossroads in a restored print.

  • Martha Colburn's Collage Animations

    • Tuesday, December 2 7:30 PM

    Martha Colburn in Person. An evening with MATRIX artist Colburn, who extends her work in the gallery in a program of films that combine politics and play, paint and puppets with inventiveness and perversity.

  • Canyon Cinema: The Life and Times of an Independent Film Distributor

    • Tuesday, November 25 7:30 PM

    Introduction and Booksigning by Scott MacDonald. Experience the range, revolutionary spirit, and pleasure of works by Canyon filmmakers of the 1960s and '70s: Bruce Baillie, Ernest Callenbach, Bruce Conner, Robert Nelson, Anne Severson, and Chick Strand.

  • Collisions in Forms: Experimental Videos from Shanghai and Beijing

    • Tuesday, November 18 7:30 PM

    Introduced by Steve Anker. Works by Shanghai artists who have become active in the international art world and by M.F.A. students at Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts.

  • In the Real of the Senses: New Lebanese Videos

    • Tuesday, November 4 7:30 PM

    Introduced by Peter Limbrick. Four video works look at the very real scars of war in Lebanon, contemplating the way our senses experience them, and how art can represent them. Works by Lamia Joreige, Ghassan Salhab, and Maher Abi Samra.