Holding Binoculars, Pointing a Camera: A Cinema of Birdwatching
@ Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208
Opening Friday, February 25th, at 7PM
(Various artists, 1974 – 2021, 16mm & digital)
“Holding Binoculars, Pointing a Camera” is a program of short films centered on birds and birdwatching practices as vectors of social and personal investigation. With works by Kevin Jerome Everson, Margaret Tait, Frédéric Moffet, Deborah Stratman, and additional artists, these films explore human-avian relationships from a variety of formal, emotional, and conceptual perspectives.
Filmmakers Frédéric Moffet, Joelle Mercedes, and Deborah Stratman in conversation.
About the films:
Brown Thrasher (2020, 3 min, digital) Kevin Jerome Everson
Aerial (1974, 4 min, 16mm) Margaret Tait
come wishes be horses (2016, 8 min, 16mm) Rebecca Meyers
Observeillance (1975, 3 min, 16mm) Tyler Turkle
The Very Big Crow (2021, 3 min, 16mm to digital) Joelle Mercedes
The Magic Hedge (2016, 9 min, digital ) Frédéric Moffet
Birdsaver Report Volume 2 (버드세이버 보고서 제 2장) (2021,11.5 min, digital) Heehyun Choi
Bird-cams (digital, 8 mins, digital) Sam Easterson
Ray’s Birds (2010, 7 min, 16mm) Deborah Stratman
Cardinal (2019, 2:30 min, 16mm transferred to digital) Kevin Jerome Everson
With thanks to Video Data Bank, LUX, Picture Palace Pictures, Canyon Cinema, and the artists for providing access to the films. Kevin Jerome Everson’s films appear courtesy the artist and Picture Palace Pictures.
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