April 17th (friday)
New Works: CINÉ-ROMAN curated by J. Louise Makary
Bowerbird Presents GATE
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
ABOUT THE EVENT
Chris Marker made his groundbreaking work La Jetée, a moving-image film made up of still photographs, in 1962, and it still stands as the most iconic ciné-roman in the canon. Many artists have admired Marker's innovative use of photomontage to weave a narrative, yet few have contributed to the genre. Curated by filmmaker and visual artist J. Louise Makary, New Works: CINÉ-ROMAN will include works, most of them newly commissioned, by a diverse group of artists experimenting with movement, time, and stillness in film and video. In addition to featuring new animated and choreographic video works, this evening-length program will showcase new works by several collaborative teams of filmmakers working with photographers, including one with a live musical component. New Works: CINÉ-ROMAN aims to flood the field with fresh takes on this underexplored form.
Mark Tumas & Tamara Suskic
Barb Choit & Alex Tyson
Faye Driscoll with Lily Baldwin
J. Louise Makary & Jor Kane (live)
Jesse Alexander Madden Harding (live)
The Rotunda is a West Philadelphia community-gathering place that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods. Over 300 events are offered every year, including live music, film, spoken word, theater, art, dance, education, youth programs, arts incubation, and various experimental genres. As an alcohol-free, smoke-free venue, The Rotunda provides a critical social alternative for all ages. At its core, The Rotunda is a shared space fostering learning, enrichment, and community support while empowering the public to present, produce, and promote their work.