Bearing Witness: The Visceral Cinema of Mike Hoolboom

Bearing Witness: The Visceral Cinema of Mike Hoolboom

As one of cinema’s great artists dealing with the ephemerality of the sensate body, Canadian Mike Hoolboom guides his masterful craft between narrative and abstraction, combining immersive sounds and images with haunting poetic texts. Spanning over 30 years, his films are visceral self-portraits, affectionate homages, abstract revelations and bluntly honest cultural critiques. For Hoolboom, bodies are sources and receptors for all experience; though limited by history, they remain inexorably responsive to pleasure and pain, joy and tragedy. The program features the award-winning film Scrapbook (2015, 18 min.), Buffalo Death Mask (2013, 23 min.), Sugar Maple Stand (1985/1990, 9 min.) and a preview of his latest work.

In person: Mike Hoolboom


Image iconOstrovsky Family Fund logo jpg.jpgThe Jack H. Skirball Series is curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud and supported, in part, by the Ostrovsky Family Foundation.

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MON 9/19
8:30 pm
$11  $8$6

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff