Fall 2013 Visiting Film and Video Artists/Speaker Series features Jem CohenTweet
Museums are full of passages. Moving from one gallery to another might take the visitor through sudden changes in periods, styles, cultures. The eye passes over the surfaces of many different artifacts, past many different people who have many different ways of viewing. Shot in the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum in Vienna, Jem Cohen’s film reminds us of the joys of lingering, teasing out details — in the paintings and in peoples’ lives — that reward the persistent viewer. (Winner, CICAE Award, Locarno). It will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in LH-6 when director Cohen will introduce the film to the audience. There will be a second screening at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in LH-6. Admission is $4 or Harpur Cinema pass.