Living in the World: Films by Helga Fanderl

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Working exclusively with Super-8 film since the late 1980s, Fanderl is a master of cinematic duration and the in-camera edit. Each of her more than 700 short films is a small epiphany of graphic composition and poetic form. Fanderl's compact, formal works (which superficially resemble travelogues and portraits) are subtly revelatory of a vibrant world of energy and light embodied in the surfaces of the physical world. Tonight's screening presents an hour's worth of short, silent works ranging from one to three minutes each. (Steve Polta)

Image: Helga Fanderl, Feuerwerk (still), 2000