Fall 2003All films shown in 16mm unless otherwise noted.
- October 17+18 - Divine Politics: Films by Betzy Bromberg
- December 17+18 - Images of the World and the Inscription of War
by Harun Farocki
Divine Politics: Films by Betzy Bromberg
October 17 + 18
This program is curated by Pam Minty and Alain LeTourneau and takes place at Cinema Project
Betzy Bromberg. Bromberg has been making films since 1976 and has exhibited extensively at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the London and Rotterdam Film Festivals. Bromberg has walked a fine line between the experimental film community and the commercial film industry. Her twenty year professional career as optical effects supervisor and camerawoman has been the major financial resource for her independent work. This self-made tactic may account for Bromberg’s unique aesthetic: less measured, more raw, and unabashedly politically charged. Bromberg, currently Director of the Program in Film and Video at California Institute of the Arts, will be in attendance both nights.
(1978, 16mm, color, sound, 18 min)
(1979, 16mm, color, sound, 13 min)
Body Politic (god melts bad meat)
(1988, 16mm, color, sound, 40 min)
(1996, 16mm, color, sound, 59 min)
Generously supported by a grant from Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC)
IMAGES OF THE WORLD AND THE INSCRIPTION OF WAR by Harun Farocki
December 17 + 18
“An essay film about perception, image technology and representation seen from philosophical, military and political perspectives. The film focuses on the German term Aufklarung and its different uses in these disciplines to mean enlightenment, reconnaissance and propaganda.
What can the camera capture that the eye cannot see? How do civilian and military uses of photography relate? Is every picture indeed, as the title suggests, inscribed directly or subliminally with images of war? Farocki attempts to answer these questions and many more. The resulting essay film is stimulating and challenging, proving conclusively not only that there are inescapable and potentially deadly connections between technology, industry and armaments but also, almost by accident, that film itself can be a valuable means of enlightenment.”
IMAGES OF THE WORLD AND THE INSCRIPTION OF WAR
(1988, 16mm color/sound, 75 minutes)
This program is made possible by the generous support of Harun Farocki, Lee Grice and the Goethe Institute of New York. Special thanks to Samuel Miller for his assistance.
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