Reading Fluxus Film

Friday, Jan 20, 2017 4 – 6 pm

6760 S. Stony Island Avenue
Chicago (60649)

A hands-­on workshop on artists' books precedes a screening of word-­based films, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book at the Special Collections Research Center. A panel discussion will follow the screening, introduced by media art historian Bruce Jenkins (SAIC) and Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book curator Caroline Schopp (UChicago Ph.D. candidate in Art History), Lisa Zaher (UChicago Arts Conservation Research Fellow and Ph.D., Art History), and Fluxus film scholar Jacob Proctor (Curator, Neubauer Collegium). Like the Fluxus books and kits on view in the exhibition and workshop— books that seek to enhance our awareness of human consciousness through hands-­on, multi-­sensory encounters—these word-­based films explore the correspondences between material properties of film, perceptual acts of film viewing, and cognitive acts of reading.

Free, open to all.

Presented by UChicago Arts, the Department of Art History, and Black Cinema House, with additional support provided by the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the Film Studies Center. 

Image: Transportation of Concrete Traffic to the University of Chicago, June 1970. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Library and Archives. Photo © MCA Chicago.