NEW WORK BY ERNIE GEHR

NEW WORK BY ERNIE GEHR

FILM and VIDEO Series

NEW WORK BY ERNIE GEHR

Over the course of more than thirty-five years, Ernie Gehr has produced a remarkable body of films and videos that combine rigorous and original formal structures with a profound sensitivity to the sights and sounds of the physical world around him. For his first Los Angeles appearance in nearly a decade, Gehr will premiere three new works:

The Collector

(2003), Digital Video, World Premiere

"What drives the collector? Textures. Colors. Dust. Phantasmagoric memories and associations. A scattering. The present. The passage of time. Sleep."

Passage

(2003), 16mm Film

"Nothing extraordinary. Just a ride on the S-Bahn (elevated train) through a small section of what used to be East Berlin. An anxious journey fraught with projections. A ride very much in the present, but due to history and family history, also a journey into and out of time."

The Morse Code Operator (or The Monkey Wrench)

(2004), Digital Video, World Premiere

"A convoluted "western" where magic takes center stage and a set of characters that seem to have sprung out of the pages of a Harvey Kurtzman 50s Mad Magazine, attempt to breathe life into their roles and exercise their bewitching powers. Ah, the phantasmagoric powers of the movies!"

(All quotes by Ernie Gehr)

Also, Rear Window(1991). (SA)

 

Date/Time G ST CA
Mon 3.15.04 8:00 pm $9 $7 $5

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff