Total Power: Films and Videos by Stephanie Barber

Co-presented with the PDX Experimental Festival

May. 3 - 5:30 pm
Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd.

About This Screening

Stephanie Barber joins us from Baltimore to present a selection of her meticulously crafted, odd and imaginative films and videos. Beginning with her studies at Binghamton under filmmaker Larry Gottheim, Stephanie has gone on to complete over thirty original works, mostly on 16mm, that successfully combine elements of formalism, tragedy and humor. Her work has been featured in the New York Film Festival's Views From the Avant-Garde and the Museum of Modern Art to name a few. Stephanie will screen a selection of her work including total power dead dead "is thinking of war and impressionism, death and love… is again at war and wonders at your sincerity. And is perverse." Catalog contains a group of shots where live people stand silent, reenacting still photos Barber has found. Dogs features two paper machee dogs contemplating the universe and their existence, playing with the entire notion of innocent wonder vs. academic pretentiousness. Shipfilm, "probably the most heartbreaking film I have made," was included in the Whitney Museum of American Art's American Century: Part II 1950-2000. In addition, Stephanie will also be presenting her two newest video works. Dwarfs the sea which involves small biographies and musing generalizations--men’s relations to each other and their lives. In a tiger and an island deer, wolf, lecturer--woodcut, evolution and Elvis are interwoven with shots of an audience whose virgil-like role leads the viewer to respond to the disparate images as simply "spectacle".

Program Details

Saturday May 3
  • flower, the boy, the librarian
    1996, 16mm, color/b&w, sound, 6 min.
  • catalog
    2005, 16mm, color, sound, 11 min.
  • total power, dead dead dead
    2005, 16mm, color, sound, 3 min.
  • dwarfs the sea
    2007, video, b&w, sound, 7 min.
  • a tiger and an island
    2007, video, color, sound, 6 min.
  • dogs
    2000, 16mm, color, sound, 15 min.
  • they invented machines
    1997, 16mm, color, sound, 7 min.
  • letters, notes
    1997, 16mm, color, silent, 6 min.
  • shipfilm
    1998, 16mm, b&w, silent, 3 min, 16mm, b&w, silent, 3 min.
  • a little present (for my friend columbus the explorer)
    1997, 16mm, sound, 3 min.
  • metronome
    1998, 16mm, color, sound, 10 min.
  • Threshold of Transience aka The Dike of Transcience
    by Guyla Nemes
    Hungary, 2005, 35mm, b&w, 13 min.
  • Crossings
    by Robert Fenz
    USA, 2006, 16mm, color, silent, 5 min.
  • South of Ten
    by Liza Johnson
    USA, 2006, 35mm, color, sound, 10 min.
  • Site specific_LAS VEGAS 05
    by Olivio Berbieri
    Canada/Italy, 2005, 35mm, color, sound, 12 min.
  • 0778 man.road.river
    by Marcellvs L
    Brazil, 2004, DV, b&w, sound, 9 min.
  • This is My Land
    by Ben Rivers
    UK, 2006, 16mm, b&w, sound, 14 min.
  • Un pont sur la drina / A Bridge Over the Drina
    by Xavier Lukomski
    Belgium, 2005, 35mm, color, sound, 17 min.

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