Screening and Artist Talk: Michael Robinson, 7 pm
Screening: Nicolas Provost, 8:30
Robinson and Provost alter existing footage from all corners of our image-saturated culture to produce lush, poetic films about collective mediated experience. Drawing on our recent past, Robinson transforms discarded sequences from Sega Genesis games and popular sitcoms into seductive and hallucinatory dreamscapes. Provost reflects on the grammar of cinema, subjecting everyday life to the codes of narrative film and deconstructing genres into phantasmagoric visions. While paying homage to their disparate sources, both filmmakers are charting new trajectories for cinematic affect. Program length: 7 pm: 75 minutes; 8:30 pm: 55 minutes.