Sunday, November 18, 2007

Films by Hans Michaud

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Citing a diverse cast of major influences, including Sharits, Breer, LaPore and Dorsky, the prolific New York filmmaker Hans Michaud has, over twenty years, produced a body of sublime and concentrated works of cinema entirely his own. Simultaneously obsessive and meditative, Michaud applies a taxonomists’ rigor to both cinematography and editing, describing the city landscape and urban experience as a locus of serenity, reflection and grace. In his premiere West Coast screening he will present selections from The Nicotine Series, intensely, “mindlessly and repetitively” edited works born from the nervous wreckage of withdrawal; and The Inquiry Series, inventories of the artist’s accumulated orphan rolls. Also: double-projection work from The MorningFilms series. (Steve Polta)

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