VISITING ARTIST:
Clemens von Wedemeyer
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Berlin-based Clemens von Wedemeyer is Europe’s most acclaimed young conceptual filmmaker. His work investigates the nature of film and its relationship with language and reality. Von Wedemeyer’s work has been shown at P.S.1, MoMA, the Moscow Biennale and many other venues. During his residency at UCSB, von Wedemeyer will shoot a film with a team made up of UCSB students.  We will celebrate his stay at UCSB with a series of artist talks under the title “Video After Video in the Post-Media Age.”  For a recent interview with Clemens von Wedemeyer about one of his recent films, see http://www.artmargins.com/content/interview/spieker.htm
 
Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16
Continuous screenings of von Wedemeyer’s films at several campus locations, including the Student Resources Building, Kerr Hall, Davidson Library, and the UCen.
 
ARTIST PRESENTATION: Video After Video in the Post-Media Age
Jordan Crandall (Visual Arts, UCSD)
Monday, May 12 / 2:30 PM
McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020
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RECEPTION FOR CLEMENS VON WEDEMEYER (open to the public)
Monday, May 12 / 4:00 PM
MultiCultural Center Lounge
 
LECTURE: Video After Video in the Post-Media Age
Clemens von Wedemeyer
Tuesday, May 13 / 5:00 PM
Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista
 
FILM SCREENING/Q&A: René Daalder, Here Is Always Somewhere Else. The Life of Bas Jan Ader (2004)
Tuesday, May 13 / 7:30 PM
Buchanan 1940
Film about the life and work of Dutch/Californian conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader, who in 1975 disappeared under mysterious circumstances at sea in the smallest boat ever to cross the Atlantic. As seen through the eyes of fellow emigrant filmmaker Rene Daalder, the picture becomes a sweeping overview of contemporary art films as well as an epic saga of the transformative powers of the ocean.
http://www.renedaalder.com/

ROUNDTABLE: Video After Video in the Post-Media Age
Wednesday, May 14 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020
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Participants: Jenny Schlenzka (MoMA); Rudolf Frieling (SFMOMA); Terrence Handscomb; Erika Suderburg (UCR); Darrin Martin (UCD); René Daalder; Clemens von Wedemeyer. Moderators: Sven Spieker (UCSB); Laurie Monahan (UCSB).

FILM SCREENING: Clemens von Wedemeyer, Metropolis, Report from China (2006)
Wednesday, May 14 / 8:00 PM
Elings Hall, Room 2611 (Experimental Visualization Lab)
In 2004 Clemens von Wedemeyer and Maya Schweizer traveled to China to prepare a re-adaptation of Fritz Lang's famous film Metropolis (1927). The film assembles the materials they collected during their research, including interviews and discussions with workers and architects in Chinese cities. Focusing on the architectural utopia in today's China, the film analyzes our belief in progress and its entanglement with fiction.

ARTIST PRESENTATION: Video After Video in the Post-Media Age
Doug Aitken (Los Angeles)
Thursday, May 15 / 5:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020
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SCREENING: Doug Aitken
Thursday, May 15 / 9:00 PM
The “Jailhouse” at Devereaux
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Free screening of Doug Aitken’s work at the Devereux beach.  www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=17481170086

ARTIST PRESENTATION: Video After Video in the Post-Media Age
James T. Hong
Friday, May 16 / 5:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020
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Sponsored by the IHC’s Visiting Artist Program, the Idee Levitan IHC Endowed Lecture Series, the Department of Art, the College of Creative Studies, the Comparative Literature Program, and the Department of Germanic, Slavic and Semitic Studies.

 

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