The Department of Communication and Culture and Film and Media Studies present:
Films for One to Eight Projectors by Roger Beebe.
Experimental filmmaker Roger Beebe takes to the Heartland in September and October to present a program of his recent multiple-projector films as part of a 6-week tour. The films explore the possibilities of using multiple projectors—running as many as 8 projectors simultaneously—not for a free-form VJ-type experience, but for the creation of discrete works of “expanded cinema.” The show builds from the relatively straightforward two-projector films “The Strip Mall Trilogy” and “TB TX DANCE” to the more elaborate three-projector meditation on Las Vegas, “Money Changes Everything,” and on finally to the eight-projector meditation on the mysteries of space “Last Light of a Dying Star.” These films are simultaneously performance films (as they can only be screened with Beebe actually running the projectors—and running from projector to projector), technological demonstrations (with a parade of different modes of image making and presentation—16mm and super 8mm film alongside video and digital formats), and significant aesthetic works in their own right.
What: Screening of Films for One to Eight Projects and Q+A with the filmmaker Roger Beebe
When: Wednesday, Sept. 9th from 7:30pm-9:30pm.
Where: Woodburn Hall 120