Memories of the Unknowable Films by Sylvia Schedelbauer

Memories of the Unknowable: Films by Sylvia Schedelbauer 

“Easily one of the most impressive moving-picture artists to emerge in the past decade.” — Artforum 

Los Angeles Premieres

Sylvia Schedelbauer’s films transform fragmentary found footage into hallucinatory landscapes merging large historical actions and evocative solitary gestures. Subtly using rhythmic montage and overlays of sound, Schedelbauer creates unsettling experiences in which seemingly familiar moments from the past become haunting reflections on the present. Compelling, resonant and sensually rich, these films brilliantly enrich a classic experimental film tradition. Schedelbauer was born in Tokyo and lives in Germany. Her elusive bi-cultural family history has been and continues to be the driving force behind her artistic vision. Schedelbauer’s films have been shown at dozens of film festivals throughout the world. The evening’s program presents several made between 2007 and 2018. 

In person: Sylvia Schedelbauer 

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.


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MON 11/4
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff