- Date & Time
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 7:00pm — through
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:00am
This series of short-film screenings will offer entertaining and thought-provoking glimpses into collaborations between art, dance, health and science fiction. Featuring special contributions from science fiction specialist Terry Harpold, associate professor in UF’s Department of English. Refreshments will be provided.
July 5th’s program offers a playful exploration of the ways that image and music can interact, featuring a variety of riveting music videos (both “classic” and contemporary) and mind-bending experimental art films. Selections: Bottom’s Dream by John Canemaker, Kavinsky’s “Odd Look” video, Oskar Fischinger’s Motion Painting No. 1, and Blur’s “Music Is My Radar” video, and many others. Program created in consultation with Charlie Cummings of the School of Art + Art History.
July 12th’s program puts the spotlight on contemporary approaches to dance. Selections: Laura (directed by Arnaud Uyttenhove and featuring Laura Bachman of the Paris Opera Ballet); dramatic excerpts from Pina (Wim Wenders’s 2011 portrait of choreographer Pina Bausch and her protégés); and Digital Worlds student Hae-Yang Chang’s breakdancing film Stella. Program created in consultation with Trent D. Williams, Jr. of the School of Theatre + Dance.
July 19th’s program investigates how the arts can positively impact health, in terms of mind, body, and community. Selections: excerpts from The Barefoot Artist (about Lily Yeh’s crusade to create uplifting public artwork) and Capturing Grace (about Parkinson’s patients’ adventures in dance). Program created in consultation with Jill Sonke, Director of the Center for Arts in Medicine.
“Wanderers – An Evening of Contemporary Short Science Fiction Films”
Curated & presented by Terry Harpold, UF Department of English + UF Science Fiction Working Group
“The most innovative and perhaps the most influential genres of science fiction film today are not the big-budget Hollywood spectacles but the countless thousands of short films created and distributed online by small, independent and sometimes one-person film studios. The capabilities of inexpensive desktop animation and film editing software have unleashed the talents of independent science fiction filmmakers worldwide, and produced original, visually and narratively complex works of arresting beauty and historical significance. Join us to view some of the best work in contemporary short science fiction film created by filmmakers from a half-dozen nations.” - Terry Harpold.
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