Specific dates: Fridays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26.
All programs begin at 7 p.m. in Atkins Auditorium. Tickets are required for each evening.
The film and videos in Shifting Frames of Reference navigate new narrative pathways and cinematic experiences without relying on text or dialog. Instead, framing, cinematography and editing are used to emphasize the thresholds of perception.
Lu Chunsheng and Seoungho Cho’s video works examine and call into question local experiences that ultimately have to do with how we know and re-imagine the world, and how our bodies know and respond to both inner and outer space. Ken Kobland and Ernie Gehr explore beauty and the pleasure of shifting visual perceptions of places that have been constructed and inhabited over time.
These works explore the flow of everyday life through changing relationships between absence and presence, and constrained and motivated perceptual experiences within the context of unexpected, shifting frames of reference.
Feb. 12: A selection of digital videos will be viewed starting with Ken Kobland’s Ideas of Order in Cinque Terre, Seongho Cho’s Horizontal Silence, ws.2 and I Left My Silent Home followed by Lu Chunsheng’s Before the Appearance of the First Steam Engine.
Feb. 19: Ernie Gehr’s Precarious Garden will be shown along with Lu Chunsheng’s The Curve Which Can Cough, The Square Loaded with Nuclear Power is Going to America, History of Chemistry I and The First Man Who Bought a Juicer Bought It Not for Drinking Juice.
Feb. 26: Lu Chunsheng’s The History of Chemistry 2–Excessively Restrained Mountaineering Enthusiasts is the final work in this series.
Image: Horizontal Silence, Seoungho Cho (South Korea), 2003, 8:31 min., digital video. Courtesy of the artist.