VISITING FILM/VIDEO ARTISTS SPEAKERS SERIES SPRING 2021
Binghamton University / Online Presentation / 7:30PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
APRIL 15 (THU.) At 7:30PM
APPEARANCES AND DISAPPEARANCES: IN MEMORY OF JONATHAN SCHWARTZ
Curator Irina Leimbacher in attendance
PROGRAM: For Them Ending (16mm, 3 min., 2005) / Animals Moving to the Sound of Drums (16mm, 8 min., 2013) / Den of Tigers (16mm, 19 min., 2002) / Winter Beyond Winter (16mm, 11 min., 2016) / The Crack Up (16mm, 18 min., 2017) / A Leaf Is the Sea Is a Theater (16mm to digital, 17 min., 2017) TRT 76 min.
“Taking as their subject’s childhood, the transience of seasons, and our shared mortality, the 16mm films of Jonathan Schwartz devote themselves to the ephemerality of external worlds and gestural responsiveness to internal states. This program of six poetic films made over 15 years—combining cutout collage, lyrical camerawork, and elliptical editing—merge wonder and disquiet, elation and sorrow, moving from intimacies of fatherhood and love to contemplations of nature and culture.” — Irina Leimbacher
Jonathan Schwartz (1973-2018) was a prolific filmmaker whose work in 16mm regularly screened at venues such as New York Film Festival’s Views from the Avant-Garde and Projections, TIFF’s Wavelengths, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ann Arbor, Media City, Images Festival, among others. He received his MFA at Massachusetts College of Art where he studied under Mark Lapore, Erika Beckman and Saul Levine. Over the years he taught at the School of Museum of Fine Arts and MassArt in Boston and at Bennington College in Vermont. From 2008 to 2018 he was Associate Professor at Keene State College in New Hampshire. He lived in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Irina Leimbacher is an associate professor of film studies at Keene State College and former curator of a Flaherty Seminar. She is a regular contributor to Film Comment and currently working on a book on testimony in film.
Co-sponsored by the Cinema Department and Harpur College Dean’s Speakers Series
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