Silver and Salt

    Mon, Jan 18, 2010, 7:30pm

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    Exploring the dissonance between object and image, Silver and Salt is a program of artists' films that avoid cinematic narrative. While narrative has become increasingly sophisticated and atomized within contemporary culture, this program presents alternative ways of relating to objects as images. From Nashashibi/Skaer's exploration of the Metropolitan Museum at night, to the visual and linguistic interplay of John Smith's Associations, this program highlights ruptures in the relationship between the filmed object and the image that it becomes. Marie Menken explores sculpture in four dimensions, Lois Rowe's Argument from Design constructs an absurdist monologue around a glass house, and Margaret Salmon's PS excavates the tensions of pastoral images and a sun-bleached suburbia.

    Films selected by artist Lucy Skaer and curator Isla Leaver-Yap. Part of the SculptureCenter exhibition Leopards in the Temple, the screening will be followed by a conversation with Lucy Skaer, Isla Leaver-Yap, and SculptureCenter curator Fionn Meade.

    Nashashibi/Skaer, Flash in the Metropolitan, 16mm, 3 minutes, 2006
    Marie Menken, Visual Variations on Noguchi, 16mm, 4 minutes, 1945
    John Smith, Associations, DVD, 7 minutes, 1975
    Nashashibi/Skaer, Pygmalion, 16mm, 2 minutes, 2008
    Margaret Salmon, PS, 16mm transferred to DVD, 8minutes, 2002
    Lois Rowe, Argument from Design, DVD, 5 minutes, 2006
    Nashashibi/Skaer, Our Magnolia, 16mm, 4 minutes, 2009