Ingrid Weise reimagines fragments of forgotten Super 8 films made by “pre-selfie” middle and high school students in the early 1970s at the Twin Cities’ historic media arts center, Film in the Cities. The work features a mesmerizing modern score created with musician/composer Jeremy Ylvisaker. Included in the playlist are two student films from the era, At the Roller Garden by Tim Leonard and A Day at Oxford by Alex Jackson.
Screening right here for free beginning at 11 am (CST) January 11 until January 25. Also available to view on-site in the Bentson Mediatheque during gallery hours.
About the Films
Reframed: Forgotten Film Remembered by Ingrid Weise
Rediscovered outtakes from Super 8 films shot by students at Film in the Cities in the early 1970s are reframed in Weise’s reflexive collage film. Weise choreographs sequences of images from the past with a mesmerizing modern score by Jeremy Ylvisaker. Commissioned by Walker with major support provided by the Bentson Foundation. Special thanks to the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota Historical Society. 2019, Super 8 transferred to digital, 25 min.
At the Roller Garden by Tim Leonard and A Day at Oxford by Alex Jackson
Two 3-minute student Super 8 films in the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection, recently digitized, from Through the Eyes of Youth, Film in the Cities Collection, Minnesota Historical Society (1970-1980).
About the Artist
Ingrid Weise is a Minneapolis-based artist making experimental moving image work, photography, and music videos.
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