Film Series : Radiant Visions: Media Art from SAIC, 1965 - Now Artists in person!

Machine Visions

1972- 2014, Various directors, USA, ca. 81 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Feb 4th 6:00pm

This program considers the technologies of moving images and their reverberating influence on contemporary life. Multiple formats. (Amy Beste)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4: Nick Briz, Jon Satrom, and Deborah Stratman will be present for audience discussion.

Montana

Montana

1982, Jane Veeder, USA, 3 min, Betacam Video

In Jane Veeder's trailblazing computer animation, stylized mountain peaks and erosion patterns dance with symbols of the technological age.

Silent Reversal

Silent Reversal

1972, Louis Hock, USA, 12 min, Unsplit 8mm

Louis Hock derails cinematic conventions while drawing comparisons between the mechanics of projection and transportation.

MicroMonotaur

MicroMonotaur

2016, Jon Satrom, USA, ca 15 min, Live Performance

Jon Satrom's "MicroMonotaur" navigates a labyrinth of microfiche film and monochrome monitors – oscillating between analogue and digital methods of data storage – searching for moments of breakage, decay, and fallibility.

How To / Why to Leave Facebook

How To / Why to Leave Facebook

2014, Nick Briz, USA, 11 min, Digital File

Nick Briz breaks down the structure of paid influence and teaches us HOW TO / WHY TO LEAVE FACEBOOK.

Hacked Circuit

Hacked Circuit

2014, Deborah Stratman, USA, 15 min, Digital File

Deborah Stratman peels back the layers of fabrication inherent in movie-making, sound recording, and aural perception through an astonishing single-shot portrait of the Foley process.

Transcript

Transcript

2006, Jenny Perlin, USA, 12 min, Digital File

Jenny Perlin's quietly unnerving film reveals the reach of Cold War surveillance by using the transcript of a 1953 dinner party – which had been recorded (and augmented) by an FBI informant charged with tracking people tangentially related to the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg – as its script.

Arcade

Arcade

1984, Lyn Blumenthal and Carole Ann Klonarides, USA, 10 min, Digital File

A pop-montage of recycled television images, flashing graphics, and surveillance-like footage by pioneering video artists Lyn Blumenthal and Carole Ann Klonarides. Multiple formats.