Leslie Scalapino/Konrad Steiner: way

Leslie Scalapino & Konrad Steiner Way

(Poetry and Film in Counterpoint)

“Steiner’s illuminations of Scalapino’s ever intensely tuned voice makes this so potent a work on its own shifting ground.” Steve Dickison, The Poetry Center, SFSU

Presented as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series

San Francisco filmmaker Konrad Steiner took 12 years to complete a montage cycle set to the late Leslie Scalapino’s most celebrated poem, way—a sprawling book-length odyssey of shardlike urban impressions, fraught with obliquely felt social and sexual tensions. Based on the experimental writer’s own reading of the poem, recorded in 2000, Steiner created six stylistically distinctive films for each section of way, using sources ranging from Kodachrome footage of sun-kissed S.F. street scenes to internet clips of the Iraq war to a fragmented Fred Astaire dance number.

In person: Konrad Steiner 

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

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MON 10/6
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff