Phantoms of Light and Darkness: New Digital Films by Ernie Gehr

Phantoms of Light and Darkness: New Digital Films by Ernie Gehr

“Abstract, beautiful, mysterious, invigorating, utopian.”                    – The New York Times

West Coast Premieres

Ernie Gehr continues to delight and confound as a stream of new work moves ever more masterfully into a world of digital imagery. Gehr, the avant-garde innovator behind 16mm milestones such as Serene Velocity (1970) and Side/Walk/Shuttle (1991), is a great observer of urban life, an artist who transforms human activities into rich fields of cinematic discovery. Gehr’s recent digital films return to favorite themes— city life, travel phenomena, early cinema, visual revelation—with expanded depth and sensory acuity. The program consists of Sensations of Light, 7, 10 and 11 (2016), Creatures of the Night (2016), Transport (2015) and A Commuter’s Life (What a Life!) (2014). 

In person: Ernie Gehr 

The Jack H. Skirball Series is curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud and supported, in part, by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.

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Date/TimeGM/STCA
MON 4/24
8:30 pm
$11$8$6

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff