Electromediascope Winter 2009: Time and Event in the Still and Moving Image

February 13, 2009—February 27, 2009

Specific dates: Feb. 13, 20 and 27

Location: Atkins Auditorium

All cinematic sequences involve rapidly flashing still photographs that are magically transformed into an illusion of organic movement. The observer’s mind and body respond to and make sense of these moving pictures as with other visual patterns, movements and multi-sensory associations that the body already knows.

A person viewing a photograph or painting controls the timing and duration of the event while moving around within the image in a way that is different from the experience of time and representational events that occur in most films.

The films presented in this program employ diverse and unconventional strategies for organizing and experiencing still images as cinematic events.


Programs begin at 7 p.m. in Atkins Auditorium. FREE; tickets required.

Feb. 13: Peter Greenaway shows an innovative use of sound to image in his mocking parody Vertical Features Remake. Also shown will be Hollis Frampton’s Zorns Lemma, a film on structure and logic.

Feb. 20: Photography and film are explored in four films, La Jetee by Chris Marker, Breakfast (Table Top Dolly) by Michael Snow, Nostalgia (Hapax Legomena I) by Hollis Frampton, and NO by Sharon Lockhart.

Feb. 27: James Benning’s Ten Skies explores space-time relationships through film.


Image: La Jetée, Chris Marker (France), 1962, 28 min., 16mm film. Film and image still courtesy of New Yorker Films.

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