Thursday, June 17, 2004

Landscapes Large and Small

Films by Jennifer Fieber and Steve Polta

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Former San Francisco resident Jennifer Fieber returns from New York for her first in-person screening, along with Cinematheque staffer, filmmaker and audio artist Steve Polta. The luminous landscapes and abstracted urban structures of Fieber’s films resonate with a disquieting tranquility, while Polta transposes his rhythmic and sometimes rancorous audio syncopations with sensuous renderings of micro-landscapes. Fieber will show her films Letters are Yellow, Dual16, Their Idols Disintegrate, and her work-in-progress Swiss Alps. Polta will screen four new silent works, including the 16mm film Minnesota Landscape; three super-8 films: The Berries, 2001 in Oakland, and interval Oakland 99, all silent; and two older super-8 sound films, Estuary #1 and 1997C (Red Sketch). (Scott Stark)