||Experimental Film and Video
|Friday, May 27, 7pm $2
Woodland Pattern Experimental Film/Video series
Presented by the UWM Department of Film
720 East Locust Street, Milwaukee
The Nature of Technology/Film: Works by Chris Welsby
Since the early '70s, Canadian-based artist Chris Welsby has used film, video, and installation to re-consider the relationships between mind, technology, and nature. In Welsby's work, the cinematic apparatus is exposed to those elements, while the natural world is free to interact and participate in its own representation on celluloid. Welsby reveals the impetuous and fragile in nature, making it possible to "envisage a relationship between technology and nature based on principles other than exploitation and domination."
"...his films not only contemplate naturewatching the clouds or the tidesbut reflect on cinematic mechanisms as a metaphor for industrial civilization. Can our machine-made world enhance our experience of nature? Or are we irretrievably alienated from it by our own creations?" - Fred Camper
All works to be presented on 16mm film:
Seven Days - 1974, color/sound, 20m
Colour Separation - 1974, color/silent, 3m
Tree - 1974, color/silent, 4m
Stream Line - 1976, color/sound, 8m
Sky Light - 1988, color/sound, 26m
The program will be presented by Alex Moeller, local filmmaker.