Alee Peoples, Crowning Glory, 2008 (still)

Film

A World of Images and Trains & Flags

Part of CROSSROADS 2018

Trains & Flags: Locomotion and American Iconography

Recognition of the conceptual and mechanical affinities between trains and cinema can be traced back to some of the earliest avant-garde films. Presented in dialogue with the exhibition The Train: RFK’s Last Journey, Trains & Flags skims the surface of this long relationship. Three films look at locomotion, speed, and landscape, while three others playfully visualize and reinterpret various other icons of American culture with Warholian irony and performative flair.

Screening:

9214 (2010) by Takahiro Suzuki; digital video, color, sound, 6 min.

There (2016) by Jesse Malmed; digital video, color, sound, 1 min.

LET THERE BE WHISTLEBLOWERS (2005) by Ken Jacobs; digital video, black and white, sound, 18 min.

Playing Possum (2013) by Jamilah Sabur; digital video, black and white, sound, 12 min.

Crowning Glory (2008) by Alee People; double-projected Super 8 film screened as digital video, color, sound, 5 min.

RR (2015) by James Benning; digital video, color, sound, 10 min.

Drop by the Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box and experience a selection of film and video works that respond to SFMOMA exhibitions René Magritte: The Fifth Season and The Train: RFK’s Last Journey. This screening is curated by San Francisco Cinematheque’s artistic director, Steve Polta.



A World of Images: An Unexpected Response to
René
Magritte: The Fifth Season

These short films engage with the major themes of the exhibition René Magritte: The Fifth Season, including surreal juxtapositions of images, canny visual fluidity, surprising lyricism, and a fascination with mundane objects and scenes. They explore the philosophical paradoxes inherent in the representation of reality and present powerful visual experiences, conceptual conundrums, and incisive calls to political action.

Screening:

Model of a Hand (2018) by Rosa John; 16mm film screened as digital video, color, silent, 6 min.

Void Vision (2018) by Alexander Stewart; 16mm film screened as digital video, color, sound, 8 min.

Down Wind (1973) by Pat O’Neill; 16mm film screened as digital video, color, sound, 15 min.

Les Chaises (2008) by Vincent Grenier; digital video, color, sound, 9 min.

Rose (2013) by Shiloh Cinquemani; 16mm film screened as digital video, color, silent, 8 min.

Season of Doubt (2015) by Seth Pimlott; 16mm film screened as digital video, black and white, sound, 4 min.


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