Sunday, November 12, 2006

True to Life

Gunvor Nelson and the Swedish Landscape

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Presented in Association with Pacific Film Archive

Joining us from her native Sweden, much-loved Bay Area artist and teacher Gunvor Nelson returns to Cinematheque and Pacific Film Archive with several new video works. The half-hour True to Life is a lush close-up study of a garden in which flowers and plants bare their life force and cycle to Nelson’s probing digital camera. This is accompanied by two earlier collage films combining cinematography and animated painting. Light Years journeys through the Swedish landscape and reflects on time and displacement while Field Study #2 is a delightful cinematic enigma. Nelson has two additional screenings at PFA, see www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

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