Michael Robinson

Victory Over The Sun: Films and Videos by Michael Robinson


“Robinson parses familiarity down to its component parts then summarily turns them inside out.“ —Idiom

Jack H. Skirball Series


Over the past decade, Michael Robinson has created a singular body of work in film and video that explores the poetics of loss and the dangers of mediated experience. His idea of “narrative” and “experimental” film often includes among its strange and beautiful effects the emotive power of a pop ballad or the crusty images yielded by thrift store VHS tapes. Robinson was recently listed as one of the top ten avant-garde filmmakers of the 2000s by Film Comment, and his work has been screened in venues such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the New York Film Festival, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Anthology Film Archives, and the Tate Modern, among others. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Cinema at Binghamton University. The program includes Victory Over the Sun, Hold Me Now, If There Be Thorns, and the West Coast premiere of These Hammers Don’t Hurt Us, among others. 

In person: Michael Robinson

Curated by Adam R. Levine.

Advanced Curator's Notes

Funded in part with generous support from Wendy Keys and Donald Pels.

Associated Images: 

MON 3/28
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff