This year’s season of avant-garde film opens with a program of found footage films showcasing artists who use Hollywood movies and video games to construct their own creative works. A second program of shorts focuses on films made without a camera, highlighting artists who paint, scratch, or collage directly onto the filmstrip. Local artist Lawrence Jordan presents a program that arcs across his entire career and features both his collage animations and filmed works. Gibbs Chapman, also local, discusses his feature-length experimental narrative.
Two evenings of Pat O’Neill’s densely constructed films are presented as part of MATRIX 262, which also includes work in the exhibition galleries, Theater Two, and on the outdoor screen. Both O’Neill’s film work and that of Afterimage guest Ken Jacobs—who presents a live film performance—have links to Hans Hofmann, whose Abstract Expressionist paintings are currently on view. Our second Afterimage guest this fall is local artist and writer Trinh T. Minh-ha, who discusses two films reflecting on her native Vietnam. Plus animator Hayoun Kwon joins us in person as part of Committed Cinema for a program of her experimental films, as well as a selection of animation shorts she has guest curated.
Kathy Geritz, Film Curator