The five-program series "Troubling the Image: New + Restored Experimental Cinema" features an eclectic and wide-ranging group of works that celebrate the vibrancy of experimental and almost-experimental cinema from near and far, now and then.
Focused on art, design, and photography, with the use of color as a unifying element, this program includes a striking selection of abstract and representational works. Joseph Cornell’s celebrated found-footage film Rose Hobart (1936) serves as a center around which circulates David Rimmer’s eye-popping Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper (1970), T. Marie’s gorgeous minimalist video series Panchromes I, II, III (2014), Janie Geiser’s photo-collaged Flowers of the Sky (2016), William E. Jones’ appropriated images of labor and workers on foreign currency in Model Workers (2014), and Amit Dutta’s riff on the work of 18th century Indian miniature painter Nainsukh. Onscreen pre-show is Barry Doupé’s Lite-Brite-like video loop Dots (2016).
Curated by Julia Gibbs and Patrick Friel.
- Dots (Barry Doupé, Canada, 2016, 15 min. loop, digital video)
- Panchromes I, II, III (T. Marie, USA, 2014, 13 min., digital video)
- Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper (David Rimmer, Canada, 1970, 8 min., 16mm print courtesy of Academy Film Archive)
- Rose Hobart (Joseph Cornell, USA, 1936, 19 min., 16mm print courtesy of Anthology Film Archives)
- Flowers of the Sky (Janie Geiser, USA, 2016, 9 min., digital video)
- Model Workers (William E. Jones, USA, 2014, 13 min., digital video)
- Scenes from a Sketchbook (Amit Dutta, India, 2016, 20 min., digital video)