Sunday, June 12, 2005

Truths of Consequence

Program 8: LoFi Landscapes, Pictures From the New World

California College of the Arts

Tom Comerford and Bill Brown join us from Chicago and Detroit with new films about the space of history and the history of spaces. The films explore how historical text becomes physical texture, and how filmmaking itself is memory recovered from landscape’s amnesia. Brown’s Mountain State is a brief history of the westward expansion of the United States as told by 25 historical markers in the state of West Virginia. Comerford’s Land Marked/Marquette Series is a site-specific Chicago film that examines the monuments to Jacques Marquette, the stories the monuments tell, and their relationship to their surroundings. Also: Chicago Detroit Split, a collaboration-in-progress on unsplit 8mm film. (Maïa Cybelle Carpenter)