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Professor Brett Ingram’s films to air on educational access television

UNCG Media Studies Associate Professor Brett Ingram will have six of his films air on the City College of San Francisco’s Educational Access Television network this spring.

Ingram’s award-winning feature-length documentary Monster Road (2004) will be broadcast along with his 2009 film, Rocaterrania, described as “a journey into the secret world of 76-year-old Renaldo Kuhler, a scientific illustrator who invented an imaginary country to survive his disaffected youth.”

Two of Ingram’s short documentary films, “Panic Attack” and “Armor of God,” will also screen on the school’s educational access television network. Ingram co-directed “Armor of God” with Durham filmmaker Jim Haverkamp. The film screened at the 2012 Cucalorus Film Festival in November.

Two of Ingram’s animated shorts, “Spent” and “Freak Box,” will also air on the City College of San Francisco’s network this spring.

In addition, Ingram is co-curating an exhibit of Kuhler’s illustrations at Center 548 gallery in New York City’s Chelsea art district. Kulher, the subject of Rocaterrania, is a former scientific illustrator at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

The exhibit includes Kuhler’s vast array of artwork, including “drawings divulge a sweeping narrative set in a fictional sovereign nation dubbed ‘Rocaterrania,’ populated by Eastern European-like immigrants with their own style of dress, language (Rocaterranski), alphabet, architecture and religion. Inhabiting the country is a large cast of political and military leaders, dignitaries, entertainers, celebrities, satirical figures and commoners, all with fully mapped-out biographies and histories,” according to a review published in the June 15, 2011 edition of The Independent Weekly.

Ingram’s film, Rocaterrania, will be part of the exhibit as well as a wall-sized panel of an article he co-authored on Kuhler for RAW VISION, an international publication on outsider art.

For further info on Rocaterrania, visit: http://www.brettingram.org/film/RocOverview.php

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Written by uncgmst

January 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm

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