Film Screening and Talk by Peter Hutton
A former merchant seaman whose travels have inspired his work, Peter Hutton's typically silent short films have been described as "contemplative," "impressionistic," "haunting" and "impossibly beautiful." Hutton, who was the subject of a Museum of Modern Art retrospective in May, has trained his camera on the streets of Budapest, Lodz, Florence and New York, and the landscapes of northern Iceland, Ireland's west coast and the Hudson River Valley. Painting, early film, and old photo albums, are among Hutton's aesthetic influences.
On October 22, at 5 p.m., in Chase Auditorium, Hutton will screen his most recent film "At Sea" (2007), which chronicles the journey of a giant container ship from its birth in a South Korean shipyard to its death in Bangladesh salvage yard. Following the screening will be a public conversation with Professor of Anthropology Jesse Weaver Shipley.
This event is sponsored by the Hurford Humanities Center, the Distinguished Visitors Committee and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.