Phil Solomon

The Elegiac Visions Of Phil Solomon

“Phil Solomon is known for his image alchemy, manipulating existing and original footage to create evocative, dreamlike works that reveal subterranean depths in the imagery.” 
Museum of the Moving Image

Jack H. Skirball Series

Since 1975, Phil Solomon has been making films that magically penetrate the surface of images and reveal depths of new poetic meaning. Solomon’s 16mm films imbue prerecorded imagery with fantastical sensual and dimensional qualities. His recent work extends these concerns into the digital realm, creating haunting landscapes that reawaken the mysteries of life and death, and of physical reality and alternative states. Solomon presents two masterful films, What's Out Tonight is Lost (1983) and Psalm I: “The Lateness of the Hour” (1999), and four digital works, Innocence and Despair (2002), his tribute to 9/11, and In Memoriam (2005–09), a trilogy in memory of filmmaker Mark LaPore that mystically transforms backgrounds from the video game series Grand Theft Auto.

In person: Phil Solomon

Funded in part with generous support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

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Date/TimeGM/STCA
MON 5/20
8:30 pm
$10$8$5

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