The moving image takes center stage at Caught on Film, the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event from 10 am–5 pm Saturday, March 3. Featured events include Girls in the Director’s Chair, a series of films by Minnesota girls age 8–18, part of this year’s Women with Vision festival; screenings of high school student Kiri Davis’ award-winning film A Girl Like Me; art lab activities where patrons can make sunglasses and a movie of their own; Party People Photo, where a camera will project portraits on a live-feed video display; a story reading; and a gallery crawl to discover how artists Shiraga Kazuo and Bruce Nauman use paint and video to record their bodies’ movements.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Caught on Film
Saturday, March 3, 10 am–5 pm
Gallery Crawl: Bodies in Motion, 10 am–2 pm
Discover how artists Shiraga Kazuo and Bruce Nauman use paint and video to record their bodies’ movements.
Snapshot: Party People Photo, 10 am–2 pm
U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
Smile wide for the camera as your portrait gets projected on a live-feed video display at the U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge.
Film: A Girl Like Me, 10 am–2 pm
Restaging Dr. Kenneth Clark’s “doll test” which was instrumental in the Brown vs. Board of Education desegregation case with African American youth from Harlem, high school student Kiri Davis discovers little has changed since the 1950s. The children and other teens interviewed from her high school still were affected by standards of beauty imposed by popular culture and internalized racism. Heart-wrenching and topical, Davis’ project for an after-school program garnered national attention winning the audience award at the Silverdocs festival and the Diversity Award from the Media that Matter Festival. 2005, video. 7 minutes. Screened in conjunction with the Women with Vision Festival and co-presented with Soul Touch and Southside Community Health Services. Screening every 10 minutes.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Made in the Shade, 10 am–3 pm
Kids design their own pair of sunglasses at this styling workshop.
Film: Girls in the Director’s Chair
10:30 am, 12 noon, and 2:30 pm: For all ages
4:30 pm: For ages 13 and older due to mature subject matter
Part of the annual Women with Vision film festival, this showcase of works created by Minnesota girls ages 18 and under ranges from animation and documentaries to social commentary.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Cinema Evolution, 11 am–4 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Learn about early cinematic techniques with filmmaker Michelle-Mehri Mousavi then create your own moving picture to take home.
Story Reading: Imagine This, 2:30, 3, 3:30, and 4 pm
Listen to tales that take you into imaginary worlds.