For a short period in the 1970s, then-Chicago-based filmmaker Bruce Wood created several amazing and intensely beautiful black and white abstract films. And then he stopped; not an uncommon story. In recent years growing attention has been paid to "forgotten" regional filmmakers around the country - and Chicago is no exception. Hidden gems are being rediscovered and shining again years after they were made.
This session of experimental films will try to describe various aspects of the relationship between cinema and painting: we will see works by artists continuing their pictorial research through the moving image, tributes and quotes, and more, in a converging path on abstraction and matterism, exploring the plasticity and the unveiling of the constituting elements of cinematic representation.