"Circle in The Sand" and Other Recent Work by Michael Robinson
800 SE 10th Ave
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About This Screening
In the near future, amidst the aftermath of civil war, a band of female prisoners ambles across an otherworldly coastal exile, supervised and sorted by a group of idle soldiers. Rummaging, stuttering, and smashing through the leftovers of American culture, these ragged souls conjure an unstable magic, fueled by their own apathy and the poisonous histories imbedded in their unearthed junk. Suspicion, boredom, garbage, and glamour conspire in the languid pageantry of ruin. Feel the breeze in your hair, and world crumbling through your fingers. —Michael Robinson Cinema Project is happy to bring back one of our favorite filmmakers with his newest work, Circle in the Sand. Michael Robinson’s gift has always been finding the exact place where personal nostalgia meets collective pop culture, and then exploding that place and transforming it into high art. This new longer narrative work begins with a beauti- ful and intriguing shot of a shimmering curtain, leading out into a strange future where handsome guards pile recognizable debris and beautiful prisoners unearth remnants of artifice: fake fingernails piled on the sand, a boombox playing Counting Crows. Stunning nature shots provide the background to this journey to the future. Paired with this newest work will be two other recent videos, These Hammers Don’t Hurt Us from 2010 and Line Describing Your Mom from 2011, for this one-night only program. Mr. Robinson will also be presenting work at Reed Arts Week (RAW) which will take place on the Reed College campus from March 6th to March 10th. Although this is not an official program of Reed Arts Week, Cinema Project wishes to thank RAW for making Mr. Robinson's visit possible. For more information about RAW please visit: http://web.reed.edu/raw/2013/index.html.
These Hammers Don't Hurt Us2010, digital video, color, sound, 13 min.
Line Describing Your Mom2011, digital video, color, sound, 6 min.
by Michael Robinson
Circle in The Sand2012, Super 16mm transferred to HD, color, sound, 47 min.
by Michael Robinson
Screenings This Season
Feb. 17 + Feb. 20
Two Years at Sea Mar. 7
"Circle in The Sand" and Other Recent Work by Michael Robinson Mar. 30
Thom Andersen & Morgan Fisher Apr. 8 + 9
Spiritual Visions in Modern Dance: Sybil Shearer Apr. 22 + 23
We Are Winning, Don't Forget: Short Works by Jean-Gabriel Périot May. 7 + 8
Picture in Picture May. 23
Weird Worlds Jun. 1
"Wavemakers" by Caroline Martel