Thursday, October 17, 1985, 8:00 pm

Super-8 Films by Rob Stephenson and Peter Herwitz


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Tonight’s program features appearances by two San Francisco filmmakers working within visually rigorous frameworks despite the limitations of super-8mm. Stephenson’s recent work is intended to translate musical ideas into drawings, sculpture, and film. In his films musical systems of organization are used to generate visual balances in contrast, color, shape, and speed. Herwitz composes densely concentrated plays of light and shadow through subtly nuanced rhythmic timings. Some of his films balance precariously between fluctuating and pulsating light and color, others contemplate distant imaginary lands.

Films: Stephenson: Scape, Running Errands In Africa, Shift, Untitled Herwitz: Portrait In Light, Edge Of Water, Roses Of Isfahan, The Cradles