Henry Hills

The Art of Collision: Montage Films by Henry Hills

“Hills breaks down standard sounds and images, transforming them into perceptive alternatives, political critiques, and a search for occult, creative expressions that have not been said or explored before.” —Mónica Savirón

Jack H. Skirball Series

Uncovering the ethereal in the mundane and the abstract in the naturalistic, Henry Hills activates a heightened attentiveness in viewers through his signature use of montage—intensely concentrated, rhythmically complex, and replete with eccentric wit. A celebrated maker of experimental film since 1975, Hills has collaborated with New York “Language” poets, composer John Zorn and choreographer Sally Silvers, among other artists. The former longtime resident of the East Village now teaches at FAMU, the Czech national film academy in Prague, and lives in Vienna. Hills’ recent short arcana (2011, digital video, 30 min.) has collected top prizes at Curtas Vila do Conde in Portugal and the Melbourne International Film Festival.

In person: Henry Hills

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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MON 4/28
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff