Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tomorrow: Sarah Pucill Films at Air Gallery

from AIR Gallery:

Monday June 29, 2009, 7pm

AIR Gallery presents an evening of films by Sarah Pucill

AIR Gallery will host British artist photographer and filmmaker Sarah Pucill who will introduce her work and be present for questions. The screening is part of a North American tour where retrospectives of her films will premiere her new film Fall In Frame, 2009, at venues including Anthology Film Archives, NY, MassArt Film Society, Boston, LA Filmforum and Echo Park Film Center, LA and Pleasure Dome Toronto. Her films play with boundaries of self and other, frequently involving mirrors or mirroring, sometimes rigorously formal, other times humorously enamored with the possibilities of light, surfaces, and bodies, while exploring the range of possibilities vested in the camera. Her work has been shown at the Millennium, NY and last year Taking My Skin was exhibited in Mother Cuts at New Jersey University, alongside Mary Kelly, Mona Hatoum and Mieka Bal.

The evening screening will include:
You Be Mother (1990, 7 min., 16mm, color)
Best Experimental Film Award, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany
Best Innovation Award, Atlanta Film Festival, USA
‘Wicked Women and Wayward Girls’, BFI compilation tape, distributed by Connoisseur Video
Milk and Glass (1993, 10 min., 16mm, color)
Taking My Skin (2006, 35 min., 16mm, b&w)
Marion McMahon Award, Images Festival, Toronto, Canada (2007)
Fall In Frame (2009, 18 min., 16mm, color)

“The process of making is the starting point for my work, in which space and point of view have been longstanding concerns as has the (female) body…There is an existential element to the slow pacing of the performance that confronts the viewer (and performer) with what it means to be in front of a camera, where the moment is being marked as an image outside of time. This approach to filmmaking runs counter to commercial film techniques, where the actual place of filming (the pro-filmic) is not only not repressed but is brought to the fore as a central characteristic of the film.” – Sarah Pucill

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