NEW EXHIBIT from Jon Jost, Digital Cinema Symposium
Just a short notice first about installation work, At Play in the
Fields of the Lord, which is running at the Modern Arts Midwest gallery, Haymarket, through this month. This is a 23 minute long piece shot here in Nebraska (Sand Hills). The gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 to 5 pm.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JON JOST
Digital Cinema: What Is It and What Can It Be?
Digital Video commenced in earnest about 10 years ago, and has
incrementally moved into the traditional areas of cinema. While in most cases it has thus far been used primarily for its low cost and portability, as seen in many recent documentaries and "independent" features, its presence can also be seen in the ever more extravagant special effects in Hollywood, television, advertising, etc.
Each week, at 7:00pm on Thursdays through the end of May, Jost will present a digitally made film and will elucidate on the vicissitudes of digital cinema in all its implications.
This will be a symposium looking at digitally made films of a wide variety, with the aim to explore the fuller impact of digital media on cinema - not only technically and aesthetically, but as well in the shifts it has, or can and will, make in terms of economics, distribution and exhibition, and the socio-political implications which these suggest.
We will watch each week a digitally made film, discussing its qualities and looking at the implications present in existing works, as well where these point to for the future.
[Persons taking this for class credit will be required to write a short essay on each film, and at the end in May, write an essay summarizing what they have learned and bringing their views to a conclusion.]
For more information or to sign up for these classes, contact the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center at 402-472-9100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is admission free and open to the public.