SFAI Visiting Artist Lecture: James Benning

When
Tue Apr 8
Where
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Time
VAS Social Hour: 6:30 pm | Lecture: 7:30 pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Arts

Description

A pivotal figure in experimental filmmaking for over 40 years, James Benning’s

primary subject is the expansive and complex American landscape. His most recent

work centers around two cabins that he replicated on his property in the Sierra

foothills: Henry David Thoreau’s shelter from Walden Pond and Ted Kaczynski’s

plywood shack—iconic American structures that seemingly represent utopian

and dystopian poles. The resulting film Two Cabins (2011) layers perspectives and

articulates intoxicating connections between the two structures.


Image:
James Benning
Stemple Pass, 2012
Single channel HD video (color/sound); 122 minutes
Courtesy the artist and neugerriemschneider, Berlin

More Info

Link
http://www.sfai.edu/events
Call
415.771.7020

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Location

  1. San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
    800 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA