Media Arts Program

Thursday, November 14, 1991

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Goethe House, New York City


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A retrospective screening presented with a presentation by Harun Farocki and a reception on November 14, 1991. Featuring: IMAGES OF THE WORLD AND INSCRIPTIONS OF WAR/BILDER DER WELT UND INSCHRIFT DES KRIEGES (1988/89, 83 min.); THE TASTE OF LIFE/ DER GESCHMACK DES LEBENS (1979, 29min.); JEAN-MARIE STRAUB and DANIEL HUILLET AT WORK ON FRANZ KAFKA'S AMERIKA (1987, 26min.); AS YOU SEE/WIE MAN SEIHT (1986, 72min.); THE DIVISION OF ALL DAYS/DIE TEILUNG ALLER TAGE (1970, 40min.); HOW TO LIVE IN WEST GERMANY/LEBEN: BRD (1989, 83 min.); INEXTINGUISHABLE FIRE/NICT LOSCHBARES FEUER (1969, 22 min.); THE WORDS OF THE CHAIRMAN/WORTE DES VORSITZENDEN (1967, 2 min.). [Note: Video documentation of this event includes an interview with the filmmaker in Buffalo and is in the Hallwalls archive at the Poetry Collection, a special collecton of the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries. To learn more about what Hallwalls is doing to make this analog material digtialy accessible, please visit Migrating Media, our collaboration with Squeaky Wheel, Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the Experimental Television Center.]

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September, October, November and December, 1991. - 1991

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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety

Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...