Screen Society

Screen/Society--Special Events--"Marx Reloaded"

Film Screening, in assoc. with the Marxism & New Media Conference--The US Premiere of "Marx Reloaded" (Jason Barker, 2011, 52 min, Germany, German, Color, DVD) Marx Reloaded is a cultural documentary that examines the relevance of German socialist and philosopher Karl Marx's ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis of 2008-09. The crisis triggered the deepest global recession in 70 years and prompted the US government to spend more than 1 trillion dollars in order to rescue its banking system from collapse.

Screen/Society--Countdown to Calder--"Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision"

Film Screening--"Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision" (Freida Lee Mock, 1994, 105min, USA, English, Color, DVD) A film about the work of the artist most famous for her monuments such as the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial. --Winner of the 1995 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature!

Cost: Free and Open to the Public!

Sponsors: Nasher Museum of Art and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI)

Screen/Society--Countdown to Calder--"The Body as Matrix" & "The Order" (from Cremaster 3)"

Film Screening:
The Body as Matrix
(Maria Anna Tappeiner, 2002, 53 min, USA, in English and Hungarian, Color, DVD)

With the five-part Cremaster Cycle of films, multi-award-winning artist Matthew Barney invented a densely layered and interconnected sculptural world that surreally combines sports, biology, sexuality, history, and mythology as it organically evolves. In this documentary, Barney, Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, and others deconstruct the Cycle's filming and subsequent translation into sculptural installations.