Compelling interviews with notables in avant-garde cinema offer insights into moving image art--its creative processes, formative influences, and hidden psychic effects. Through interviews with George Manupelli, Chick Strand, Tom Gunning, Lynne Sachs, Jay Rosenblatt, Martha Colburn, Evan Meaney, Mike Hoolboom, Robert Nelson, and Nina Menkes, Strange Questions links powerful personal stories with the contemporary media-scape.
Questions addressed in this collection include:
What role does the audience play in the creative process?
The Visual Studies Workshop welcomes Mark Toscano to Rochester March 1st. For the past twelve years, film archivist and curator Mark Toscano has specialized in the conservation and preservation of experimental films, working in Los Angeles at the Academy Film Archive. In this visit, he will talk about the challenges of working on independent artists’ films, and present a short program of restored work by artists including Thom Andersen, Suzan Pitt, David Rimmer, Nina Menkes, and others.