Thursday, November 6, 2003

Fresh Eyes: New Artists at Cinematheque

Program 19: Slow Spaces

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Joining us from Berlin, Klaus Eisenlohr’s works are concerned with the spatial practices of filmmaking, and with the body in architectural and urban environments. The Sky Above Alexanderplatz and Local Time + 2 1/2 are explorations of the urban environment strongly related to the artist’s photographic work on architecture. These earlier films anticipate themes in his most recent video project, realized during a two-year residency in Chicago. Slow Space-The Interviews investigates the intellectual debate over the value of public space in the postmodern city, and features conversations with artists including Deborah Stratman and Thomas Comerford. Slow Space, shown as a work-in-progress, renders the creation, negation or possibilities of public space by wandering through the frame of architecture as questioned by art. (Maïa Cybelle Carpenter)