Zoe Beloff - SHADOW LAND & LOST
Thursday April 25, 7:00 PM
Zoe Beloff presents two works from her ongoing investigation into the relationship between imagination and technology
Or Light from the Other Side
B/W 16mm Stereoscopic film, 32 minutes
Based on the 1897 autobiography of Elizabeth d'Esperance, a materializing medium who could produce full body apparitions
A performance for stereo slide projector, hand cranked film projector and 78 rpm gramophone. 20 minutes.
Using imagery from the Lower East Side of New York, archaic home entertainment devices disrupt the seamlessness of conventional cinematic viewing. Like dream images these relics are hieroglyphic clues to a forgotten past illuminated at the very moment of its disappearance.
Zoe Beloff teaches film and digital media at the City College of New York and Columbia University. A Mechanical Medium, her recent collaboration with sound artist Ken Montgomery is included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. For more information see www.zoebeloff.com
Co-presented with the American Museum of Natural History's Art/Science Collision series.
New York Stereoscopic Society members admitted free.
Guests $10, AMNH members $8.50