Screen/Society--AMI Showcase--Alumni Filmmaker Homecoming Series--"Films for One to Eight Projectors: Multi-Projector Experiments by Roger Beebe (PhD '00)" [Filmmaker Q&A to follow!]
"Films for One to Eight Projectors: Multi-Projector Experiments by Roger Beebe"
-- Q&A to follow w/ filmmaker Roger Beebe (Phd '00)!
For the first time since 2011, filmmaker/curator/professor Roger Beebe returns to Duke (where he received his PhD in 2000) as part of a 3-month, 3000-mile East Coast roadshow of his multiple-projector performances.
The program features several premieres of new works alongside some of his best-known projector performances (including the six-projector show-stopping Last Light of a Dying Star) and recent award-winning work in single-channel HD video. These works take on a range of strategies from formalist investigations of the materials of film to essayistic explorations of popular culture and a range of topics from the forbidden pleasures of men crying (Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes)) and the secret logic of the book of Genesis (Beginnings) to Las Vegas suicides (Money Changes Everything) and the real spaces of the virtual economy (Amazonia).
ABOUT ROGER BEEBE:
Roger Beebe’s work since 2006 consists primarily of multiple projector performances that explore the world of found images and the "found" landscapes of late capitalism. He has screened his films around the globe at such unlikely venues as the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square and McMurdo Station in Antarctica as well as more likely ones including Sundance and the Museum of Modern Art, with solo shows at Anthology Film Archives, The Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City, and Los Angeles Filmforum among many other venues. Beebe is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small-gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and was the founder and Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival from 2004-2014. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Art at Ohio State University. [more info]
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsors: The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA).