The Whitney Announces Film Program And Expanded Cinema Events Presented As Part Of Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema And Art.

Art Announcement from United States. Published by anonymous on Thursday 20 October 2016.

The Whitney Announces Film Program And Expanded Cinema Events Presented As Part Of Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema And Art.1905–2016

The Whitney Museum of American Art will present a series of film screenings and expanded cinema events as part of its landmark exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, which runs from October 28, 2016, through February 5, 2017. The Dreamlands film program at the Museum will be presented in fourteen parts and feature artists and filmmakers from the earliest days of cinema to the most cutting-edge artists working with virtual reality and digital space.

The Dreamlands film program commences with Outer Space which will bring together a group of films that immerse the viewer in sensations of what outer space might look and feel like. The program will also include Bradley Eros’ Black Hole Cinema. Ways of Seeing highlights work that dismantles our sense of what constitutes the real. An Afro-Futurism program brings together young women filmmakers from the African diaspora, whose films use time travel, technology, and ancient African mythology to explore alternative models of science fiction, and the future. Optical vision and color, the space of the screen, noir, and a program of animations exploring dreams and nightmares, as well as a program devoted to apocalyptic visions of the disrupted natural world, continue the themes explored in the galleries. A rare screening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Fantasia (1940) provides the opportunity to experience Disney’s classic concert film on the big screen with surround sound in the Museum’s Susan and John Hess Family Theater. Terence Broad’s Blade Runner—Autoencoded (2016) presents an AI’s program’s perception of the classic science-fiction film Blade Runner (1982).

Featured artists in the Dreamlands film program are Korakrit Arunanondchai, Darren Bader, Al Bedell, Jordan Belson, Mareike Bernien, Frances Bodomo, Adebukola Buki Bodunrin, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Terence Broad, Ben Thorp Brown, Maïa Cybelle Carpenter, Tony Cokes, Jacky Connolly, Keren Cytter, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Thomas Demand, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Dyani Douze, Bradley Eros, Cécile B. Evans, Kevin Jerome Everson, Oskar Fischinger, Morgan Fisher, Ja’Tovia Gary, Rico Gatson, Ernie Gehr, Sandra Gibson, Werner Graeff, Margaret Honda, Adelita Husni-Bey, Gary Indiana, Ken Jacobs, Steffani Jemison, Lawrence Jordan, Antonia Kuo, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eric Leiser, Alexandra Lerman, Jeanne Liotta, Janis Crystal Lipzin, Jalal Maghout, Sam McKinniss, Marie Menken, Jayson Musson, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Wangechi Mutu, Wyatt Niehaus, Pat O’Neill, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Raha Raissnia, Luis Recoder, Jennifer Reeves, Hans Richter, Walter Ruttmann, Pieter Schoolwerth, Kerstin Schroedinger, Lily Jue Sheng, Michael Sidnam, Daniel Spangler, John Stehura, Martine Syms, Leslie Thornton, Nassiem Valamanesh, Stan VanDerBeek, Siebren Versteeg, Jennifer West, Andrew Norman Wilson, Saya Woolfalk, Coco Young, and Anna Zett.

Dreamlands: Expanded, organized by Microscope Gallery in collaboration with the Whitney, is a ten-event series comprised of historical and contemporary performance works that collectively propose alternative ways to perceive, conceive, and consider the image in motion. Dreamlands: Expanded will be presented at the Microscope Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens. Visit whitney.org to download the schedules and program descriptions.

The works in the Dreamlands: Expanded program span eighty-five years and range from a colored shadow play created through a hand-built machine, to a study of complete darkness as experienced through the retinas and body, to the live disintegration of a photographic slide, to the 3D effect recreated by means of outdated technologies. The works address the materiality and ephemerality of the filmic image and the cinematic apparatus, visual and sensory immersion, and a broadening of the concepts of screen, projection, audience, and medium.

Featured artists in the Dreamlands: Expanded series are Gill Arno, Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Bradley Eros, Rachael Guma, Sarah Halpern, Barbara Hammer, Takahiko Iimura, Ken Jacobs, Malcolm Le Grice, Jeanne Liotta, Simon Liu, Optipus, Karolina Raczynski, Raha Raissnia, Joel Schlemowitz, Kurt Schwerdtfeger, Stan VanDerBeek & Joan Brigham, Alexia Welch, and Jennifer West.

Complete details and ticket information is available at whitney.org.