Second That Emotion
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The event will start on: Sunday Jul 15, 2012, 12:00 pm
At Club SAW
67 Nicholas Street
Posted by: dorothysbff
Second That Emotion: An artist talk with Michael Robinson and Jesse McLean
Second That Emotion is part of Red/White/Blue: New American Fringe Film and Video, a six-part series that showcases diverse, emerging artistic talents from the United States, taking place from July 13th to July 21st 2012.
This special artist talk with visiting filmmakers Michael Robinson and Jesse McLean focuses on the use of appropriated imagery or ‘found footage’ in the construction of social and political commentary. Both artists’ exceptional bodies of work explore the ways in which recycled images and sounds from popular culture can be imbued with new meanings that form a commentary on the mediated world we live in.
Robinson and McLean will also discuss how they not only make use of the content of the images and sounds they reappropriate but also take advantage of the format or medium, talking about the different psychological impacts of 16mm film, VHS, broadcast TV and high-definition digital pictures. The artist talk will open with a special screening of two videos not featured in either of Robinson or McLean’s main spotlight presentations on July 13th and 14th, All Through the Night and The Eternal Quarter Inch.
All Through the Night (Michael Robinson, 2008, 4 min.)
A charred visitation with an icy language of control: “there is no room for love.” Splinters of Nordic fairy tales and ecological disaster films are ground down into a prism of contradictions in this hopeful container for hopelessness.
The Eternal Quarter Inch (Jesse McLean, 2008, 9 min.)
Rising fundamentalism and a government that cites faith to defend war actions have helped grow a desperate society. Dipping between ecstasy and despair, transcendence and absurdity, this movie journeys to a hidden space where you can lose your way, lose yourself in the moment, lose your faith in a belief system. An exhausted and expectant crowd waits on this narrow span. It is not a wide stretch, but it can last forever.