Felker in attendance, in conversation with Peng via Zoom.

Tuesday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. | Pedagogy, performance, simulation, repetition...how we learn to do what we do, to be social, to be a citizen, all figure into this program of films. Informed by Baudrillard’s theory of the simulacra, Harun Farocki’s HOW TO LIVE IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (pictured, 1990, Germany, 79 min.) stands outside his large oeuvre for its playfulness and humor, as we see the passage of knowledge performed before our eyes. Lori Felker’s PATIENT (2023, USA, 19 min.) and Peng Zuqiang’s ACCORDION CLASS (2016, People’s Republic of China, 19 min.) trace more contemporary models, each a revelation of social construction. Felker in attendance, in conversation with Peng via Zoom.

Lecture SeriesOur fall Lecture Series celebrates 30 years of essential contributions to moving-image culture that alums from the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) have produced. The series traces a through-line from late 20th century media practices to current modes of production, giving particular emphasis to the ways independent moving image makers have both changed the conventions of filmmaking and adapted to the digital turn of the 21st century. Lecturer: Daniel EisenbergView full series.

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The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu