Exhibition Opening: August 30, 2016, 6-9pm (entry free)
Exhibition duration: August 31 – September 4, 2016
Opening hours: Tue to Sat, 2-7pm
Screening Cinemas de Traverse: September 2, 6-10pm (suggested donation: 5€)
Workshop DIY Creative Analog Film Treatments & Processes: September 3-4, 1-5pm (10€ for 2 days)
From August 30 until September 4, 2016, SomoS Art House presents the solo exhibition “Film is Un/Dead” by current SomoS Artist-in-Residence Marguerite Harris.
Marguerite Harris' work is based on the constant evolution of recent technologies and the relationship they maintain with the human body, moving in space and time, interacting with the artwork, completing the sculpture. To this end, she links together different media like analog films, Digital Art or algorithms amongst others. By the use of collages and direct alterations on the film's surface, she opens up a dialogue between the machine and the visitor, a dialogue which is deepened by the viewer’s presence, who is not anymore only a spectator, but also an actor. In this perpetual conversation, the support and the frame don't matter anymore: only the movement, the speed, the light and the body’s presence exist. In her latest works, the artist is introducing the themes of gender and her Black heritage through the use of African print patterns.
In Harris’ hybrid installations, a meaningful connection bonds machine and viewer. Both of them are coming with two different experiences of reality. This duality/complicity between them is characteristic of her work, as Marguerite Harris is fascinated by our drive to be embodied in the machine.
The artist will show a video/analog film installation which will be expanded by a creative analog film treatment workshop as well as a screening of the film Cinemas de Traverse, a record of the Experimental cinema History and the current productions of the genre.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Marguerite Harris is an U.S. Amercian visual artist, experimental filmmaker and a writer; graduated from the Indiana University Bloomington and the holder of a MFA in New Media. She has written and published various essays on Film/Video/Numeric Computer Art & Immersive Environments. Her publications are now used in the area of Contemporary Cinema Art and New Media Theories. Based in Paris, she mostly exhibits her installations across the United States, in France and in Berlin.
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