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Parallel Inquiries

Directed by: Various

Screening and Q&A

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 5pm

Parallel Inquiries

Borrowing its title from Christina C. Nguyen’s film, this program follows two recurring themes in experimental film from the 1960s to the present: the nature of the medium, and its relationship to time. The program looks at the legacies of two canonical works of experimental film: Paul Sharits’ T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G and Kurt Kren’s 31/75 Asyl. Proposing an imagined genealogy of these films into the present, the program includes works that share overlapping and divergent interests: on the one hand the use of flicker, repetition, solid color, and other formal and technical attributes of the medium; and on the other hand the relationships between lived/experiential time, clock time, and the metronomic time of the film strip. The program includes a world premiere by Mike Stoltz. 


Program (all works shown on 16mm) 

Christina C. Nguyen Parallel Inquiries (2016)

Jodie Mack Point de Gaze (2012)

Kurt Kren 31/75 Asyl (1975)

Rose Lowder Bouquets 11-20 (2005-9)

Paul Sharits T, O, U, C, H, I, N, G (1968)

Madison Brookshire Fountain (2016)

Naomi Uman Kalendar (2008)

Tomonari Nishikawa Shibuya-Tokyo (2010)

Mike Stoltz new film (2019)

Several of the artists will be present for a Q&A!

This screening is curated by Dicky Bahto.

Image: Paul Sharits T, O, U, C, H, I, N, G (1968)

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