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Esteemed Film Artist David Gatten to Screen at Weatherspoon

The UNCG Department of Media Studies is honored to host distinguished experimental filmmaker David Gatten at Weatherspoon Art Gallery for a screening of his film, “The Extravagant Shadows.” The 5:30 p.m. screening on Thursday, September 19 will be followed by a discussion with the artist.

Gatten is a 1995 graduate of UNCG, with degrees in media studies and art history. He holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a lecturing fellow and artist in residence at Duke University.

His previous work has screened around the world, from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., to the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. “The Extravagant Shadows”  placed ninth on Film Comment’s list of the 50 best undistributed films of 2012.

It is a meditative film of nearly three hours, best described by the filmmaker himself (for Film Society Lincoln Center):

“A love story in shifting colors, illusive light and sentimental songs from the year 1968. A movie about the movement of desire across the distances of geography and time.  A meditation on the manner in which books, letters and other written or printed communications might both produce and mediate that distance.  A shelf of books, an inventory of pigments.  A question of language and a statement about time. Condensations upon several occasions.”  —David Gatten

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Written by uncgmst

September 12, 2013 at 11:16 pm

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