Whole Grain: Films for One to Eight Projectors

Black silhouette of a man in front of a projection on a black wall. Projection is three images of the ear canal with a white silhouette of a man's head.
Still from Soundfilm, Roger Beebe, 2015, 17:00, 16mm x 6

Join us on Thursday, September 19, at 6:00 pm, as filmmaker, curator, and professor Roger Beebe—who has been crisscrossing North America with his multi-projector performances and essayistic videos for more than a decade—comes to the Tang for the first time. Beebe will present a program featuring several new works, completed during his residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts earlier this year, alongside some of his best-known projector performances (including the six-projector show-stopping Last Light of a Dying Star). These works take on a range of strategies from formalist investigations of the materials of film to explorations of popular culture and a range of topics from Las Vegas suicides (Money Changes Everything) to the secret logic of the book of Genesis (Beginnings) and the real spaces of the virtual economy (Amazonia). The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Roger Beebe.

This event is free and open to the public.

About Whole Grain

The Tang Teaching Museum’s series Whole Grain explores classic and contemporary work in experimental film and video.

Whole Grain is programmed by Assistant Director for Engagement Tom Yoshikami. All events are free and open to the public.

About the Artist

Roger Beebe is a filmmaker whose work consists primarily of multiple projector performances that explore the world of found images and the “found” landscapes of late capitalism. Beebe has screened his films around the globe at venues such as the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square, McMurdo Station in Antarctica, Sundance Film Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art, with solo shows at Anthology Film Archives, Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City, and Los Angeles Filmforum, among others. Beebe is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small-gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000, and was the founder and Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film Festival from 2004-2014. He is currently a professor in the Department of Art at Ohio State University where he helped launch the new Moving-Image Production major in Autumn 2017.

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