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Visiting Film/ Video Artists & Speakers Series Fall 2023:

Cathy Lee Crane, Crossing Columbus, (78 min.,2020, USA)

Tuesday, October 3, 2023, Lecture Hall 6, 7:00 PM Free Admission

Cathy Lee CRANE received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013 for her lyrical re-combinations of archival and staged material. Pasolini’s Last Words (2012) was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. It premiered at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema as a “gem of world cinema”. Crane received the first survey of her work in 2015 as part of the American Original Now series at the National Gallery of Art. Since 2017, her ongoing work on the US/Mexico border, funded by the El Paso Border Arts Residency and the Creative Arts Fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center has thus far produced three iterations of its cross-platform design: Crossing Columbus (2020) a feature-length documentary awarded Best Feature Documentary at the Syracuse International Film Festival, terrestrial sea (2022) a short film awarded a Jury Citation from the Festival de Cinema da Fronteira in Brazil and presented as part of the (X)-trACTION collective she co-founded in 2020. As part of her summer 2022 residency at the Harun Farocki Institute, she presented a 14-channel installation sculptural work-in-progress Drawing the Line (drawing-the-line.com). She is a Professor of Film at Ithaca College.

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