Experiments In New Media: Jon Behrens

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The Astrum Argentium (Jon Behrens, 2006)Experiments In New Media presents an Evening of Pure Cinema by Jon Behrens
August 26th, 2010, 20h
The Grand Detour
215 SE Morrison, Suite 2020
Portland, Oregon, USA

For more than 30 years, Seattle-based artist Jon Behrens has worked completely outside of the mainstream conception of what filmmaking is. He began to make films as a teenager in the late seventies, starting with his Grandfather’s Wollensak regular 8mm camera and then moving to 16mm shortly thereafter. Since the age of 16 Behrens has made well over 100 films of various lengths, subject matters and approaches, from do...cuments of the early Seattle punk rock scene to poetic film experiments in which the celluloid film stock has been manipulated. Over the years Jon has screened his films nationally and internationally, and has been called one of the Northwest’s most prolific filmmakers.

Program: (Approx running time 70mins.)
- The production and decay of strange particles (7½ min., 2008)
- Undercurrents (10 min., 1994)
- The Astrum Argentium (6 min., 2006)
- All Saints Day II (5 min., 2002)
- Stan’s salon (3 min-1997)
- Fluffy fluffy calm calm (10 min., 1998)
- Anomalies of the unconscious (12 min., 2003)
- Vernal obeisance (6 min., 2003)
- The flickering of the mind’s eye (10 min., 2001)