First-Person Cinema: Marie Menken, Margaret Tait, and Ute Aurand

October 17–21, 2018

German film artist Ute Aurand joins us to present her lyrical works alongside shorts by American underground filmmaker Marie Menken and Scottish film poet Margaret Tait.

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  • First-Person Cinema with Ute Aurand: Program 3


    • Sunday, October 21 4 PM
    Ute Aurand in Person

    Marie Menken’s charming animation Dwightiana sets the tone for this program on place, work, and art. The evening also includes Menken’s stop-motion Moonplay, Margaret Tait’s A Place of Work, and Aurand’s Building Under Ground, which follows the expansion of Zurich’s Museum Rietberg.

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Past Films

  • First-Person Cinema with Ute Aurand: Program 2

    • Thursday, October 18 7 PM

    Tonight’s program includes Aurand’s triptych A Walk/ Im Park/ ZUOZ, shot in Switzerland; Maria and the World, with glimpses of everyday life and rural landscape; and In the Garden (co-created with Bärbel Freund). Plus Marie Menken’s Arabesque for Kenneth Anger and Margaret Tait’s Portrait of Ga.

    Ute Aurand in Person

  • First-Person Cinema with Ute Aurand: Program 1

    • Wednesday, October 17 7 PM

    Aurand’s expressive camera technique and editing style imbue her lyrical films with a joyous spontaneity. Tonight’s program also includes two titles by Scottish film poet Margaret Tait, one of her influences.

    Ute Aurand in Person