Thursday, October 17, 2002

Fresh Eyes: New Artists at Cinematheque

Program 3: Monogrammed Accidents, Films and Other Ephemera by Jeanne Liotta (NYC)

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The cinema of Jeanne Liotta is fraught with mistakes and missteps in the flimsy world of representation; these handmade films are meditating on the ephemerality of life itself-all the while celebrating the subtle pleasures of the lived experience. Sensual, elegant and ragged, the philosophical inquiry is a fragile one: these images may disappear before your very eyes. Expect the conceptual nuance of the ready made, the rigor of silent abstraction, the sound of stereo and more spontaneous accidents. This screening-the artist’s first appearance in San Francisco-includes all recent works in Super 8, 16mm, & video: Ceci n’est Pas, Muktikara, Maria Movie, Window, Manifesto!, What Makes Day and Night, the projection performance Rothko Variations plus other surprises. (Jeanne Liotta/ Steve Polta)