Monday, January 21, 1985, 8:00 pm

Gary Adkins

Circumstances Surrounding


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

San Francisco based filmmaker Gary Adkins has completed 15 films since 1975. Adkins translates his interests in poetry, geography, and history into brilliantly colorful film. This evening’s show will feature two new films and a selection of earlier work. Adkins will be present.

Circumstances Surrounding, 1983, 19 min.; Configurations Unto Themselves, 1983, 11 min.; Under the Machines of Fire, 1981, 23 min.; Eucalyptus, 1978, 7 min.; Cants from Natural History, 1975, 14 min.

Stan Brakhage has said of Gary Adkins, “He has one of the most stunning camera eyes in independent film.” With precision and intensity these films explore and reveal a world full of light and shadow, forms of rich saturated colors, and rhythms of enigmatic montage. Often making poetic analogies between natural and created objects they challenge one’s sense of visual perception.