Screening of “Night Sky” and conversation with filmmaker Alison O’Daniel - Tuttle Film SeriesScreening of “Night Sky” and conversation with filmmaker Alison O’Daniel - Tuttle Film Serieshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/215521Chase Auditorium2012-11-07T20:00:002012-11-07T22:00:00
November 7, 8:00PM
Film screening (62mins) and Q & A with filmmaker
Part of What Can a Body Do?
Alison O’Daniel (b. 1979, Miami, FL) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She teaches at Otis College of Art and Design and is a recipient of the 2011 California Community Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, a Puffin Foundation grant and the Agnes Gund Fellowship. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007 and studied at UC Irvine, Goldsmiths College and The Cleveland Institute of Art, where she has also taught. As part of the group show Walking Forward-Running Past at Art in General Gallery and in conjunction with Performa 11, she premiered her first feature film, Night Sky, at the Anthology Film Archives on Nov. 21 and 22, 2011. Major exhibitions include RampART, Los Angeles (2010); Workspace 2601, Los Angeles (2009); Stuttgart Film Festival, Stuttgart (2008); Transitions Gallery, London (2007); Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany (2007) and Kunstlerhaus, Vienna (2005). http://www.alisonodaniel.com
About the Film
Cinematography by Tom Clancey Score by Ethan Frederick Greene Animation by Lisa Ramsey and Justin Acree Effects by William Downes and Matt Chea Directed by Alison O’Daniel
Night Sky has parallel, overlapping stories: two girls—Cleo and Jay—travel through the desert while a group of contestants compete in a current-day dance marathon. A small hula-hoop serves as a window between worlds, hovering unnoticed in the midst of the marathon contestants and simultaneously hanging in the desert air. Sound bleeds between the locations, drawing attention to parallel series of events, while locations collapse into one another and places formerly encountered continue to announce their presence.
Part of the Fall 2012 Tuttle Film Series: Re-Envisioning Film Across the Disciplines
This semester, Beth Willman (Astronomy), Patty Kelly (Anthropology), and John Muse (Visual Studies Postdoctoral Fellow) present three films that variously explore vision and visual culture. Each screening will be followed by a public discussion between the sponsoring faculty and the filmmaker. This series is held in coordination with “What You See is What You Get: Vision, Knowledge, and Technology Across the Disciplines,” four conversations concerning visual studies at Haverford sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Library, and the Hurford Center.
Wednesday, November 28th
Mariachi High (2012)
Directed by Ilana Trachtman & Kim Connell
7:00 p.m., Chase Auditorium
Patty Kelly, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Sponsored by the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities’ Tuttle Fund for the Development of Visual Culture Across the Curriculum and Leaves of Grass Fund.haverford.edu/hcah
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