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Porter Visiting Artist: Kelly Sears

Mon, Nov 18, 2019, 7:00 pm
Communications Building, Room 150 (Studio C)

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PUBLIC SCREENING - Monday, November 18 at 7pm in Communications 150 (Studio C)

This hour-long program contains films that address the tensions between the failed and the fantastic.  Animated photographic and cinematic documenta are combined with speculative storytelling to address liminal psychic experiences and larger political histories in the everyday imagery around us.  The anxious residue of our times is mined, drifitng between friction and history, the poetic and the concrete.  

CDAR POST-REALISM SEMINAR #18 - Tuesday, Novemver 19, 2pm-5pm, Communications 113 and 11

In this workshop, we will experiment with the potentials of rotoscoping to explore the relationship bewtween indexical footage and interpretive aesthetics.  Through readings, visual texts, and a techincal workshop, we will consider the trace, the corporeal, and the unconsious in non-fiction filmmaking.  Advance registration is required: contact to sign up and request a copy of the seminar reading.  

Kelly Sears is an experimental animaor who reframes American archetypes and institutions to reimagine our own social and policital legacy.  Through combining animated photographic and cinematic documents with speculative storytelling, each of her films contains recongnizable cultural narratives that take fictional twists, as history merges with the uncanny.  Her award-winning films have screened at Sundance, Slamdance, South by Southwest, American Film Institute, Los Angeles Film Festival, MoMA, The Hammer Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art Houston, and Union Docs.  Sears is an Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she teaches advanced filmmaking, animation, experimental narrative, and media archeology.  

Co-Sponsored by Porter College, Film and Digital Media, and the Center for Documentary Arts and Research. 

Free and Open to the Public
Parking Available at Core West Parking Structure (Parking Permit required)

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