Sight Unseen – Footsteps, Voices, Fragments of Time
Saturday, June 11 • 6:30pm
@ SNF Parkway
Sight Unseen and the SNF Parkway are honored to existing the closing program of the sequence with two celluloid-dependent performs: nonetheless/in this article (2000/01) by Christopher Harris & BALTIMORE (2021) by Meg Rorison with the filmmakers in man or woman.
however/listed here (60m)
The midwest’s great towns can be alienating, and [this] city essay articulates disturbed interactions amongst men and women and landscapes as a result of imagery and modifying. In the hour-very long black-and-white film continue to/in this article (2000/01), Christopher Harris suffuses the blighted north aspect of Saint Louis with a potent melancholy, lingering on rubble-strewn a lot, decrepit buildings, and empty streets, whilst footsteps and a regularly ringing phone on the soundtrack recommend life interrupted by the devastation. Holes in a movie theater marquee are powerfully evocative, but even far more extraordinary is the film’s sprawling, almost chaotic type: its calculated incompleteness definitely matches the subject matter, and Harris’s prolonged requires imply–not with out a trace of anger–that the ruins of his hometown are everlasting.—Fred Camper, Chicago Reader
BALTIMORE (22m, 16mm to electronic, 2021, audio)
BALTIMORE catalogs the landscapes and architecture of the filmmaker’s hometown of Baltimore City. Own and observational, this 16mm film, shot from 2016 to 2018, explores exterior spaces, material and psychic fragments of historic structures, numerous of which have been demolished or renovated given that the completion of the movie.
Christopher Harris’ get the job done has proven internationally at festivals, museums and cinematheques from solo demonstrates at MoMA, Locarno, and Arsenal Berlin to team exhibits at the NYFF, IFFR, and the Whitney, between quite a few many others. Harris’ honors contain a Imaginative Money Award and fellowships from Radcliffe, Chrysalis, and Alpert/MacDowell. Producing about his function has appeared in a lot of guides and periodicals which includes Movie Comment, BOMB Magazine, and Film Quarterly. Harris is the F. Wendell Miller Affiliate Professor of Movie and Video clip Production in the Division of Cinematic Arts at the College of Iowa.
Margaret Rorison is filmmaker and curator from Baltimore, MD. Her present-day operate focuses on portraiture, memory, and concepts of absence. She is interested in the opportunity of storytelling as a result of the use of 16mm projection, set up, overall performance, and sound.
Her perform has been exhibited at different festivals and venues such as Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Competition, Edinburgh Worldwide Movie Pageant, Photos Pageant, Miami PULSE Art Fair, Mono No Mindful VI & VII, Microscope Gallery, The Museum of The Moving Image, The Nationwide Gallery of Art, and The Walker Artwork Centre.
She gained her BA from UMD, Higher education Park in Innovative Creating and Spanish Literature, and a MFA in Photographic & Digital Media from MICA. She is an audiovisual professional at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and teaches filmmaking and photography at The Baltimore Faculty for the Arts, Maryland Institute School of Art, and Anne Arundel Community University. She is also the co-founder and curator of Sight Unseen Screening collection which has been running considering the fact that 2012.
Sight Unseen is supported by a grant from the Andy Warhol Basis for the Visual Arts.