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  • Broad Underground Screening: Space in the Brain (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 15, 2017.  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  Lecture at 2:00 pm.

    Location:

    Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Rd, East Lansing, MI 48825

    Description:

    “Space in the Brain” addresses the intersection of cosmic exploration and pictorial abstraction in the cinematic avant-garde. Using methods from hand-painted film to pioneering computer animation, artists have taken inspiration from the Space Race of the 1960s to create new depictions of mental interiority. Films by Stan Brakhage, Jordan Belson, Lawrence Jordan, Jeanne Liotta, Len Lye, José Antonio Sistiaga, Makino Takashi, Stan VanDerBeek, John and James Whitney.

    Professor Zinman is also giving a lecture on Friday, 14 April, 2pm: “Media Recursions: Nam June Paik’s Digital Art.”

  • Library Film Series: Innocente (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 20, 2017. 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Location:

    MSU Main Library, Green Room (4 West), East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years. Color is her personal revolution and its extraordinary sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past...Told entirely in her own words, we come to Inocente’s story as she realizes her life is at a turning point, and for the first time, she decides to take control of her own destiny. Irreverent, flawed and funny, she’s now channeling her irrepressible personality into a future she controls. Her talent has finally been noticed, and if she can create a body of work in time, she has an opportunity to put on her first art show. Meanwhile, her family life is at a tense impasse – – if she legally emancipates herself from her mother to strike out on her own, she’ll risk placing her brothers in foster care, but to stay is unbearable.

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