Media Arts Program

Friday, April 9, 2004

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Squeaky Wheel, Hallwalls, University at Buffalo, Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo's Graduate Student Association in Media Studies, and the Experimental Television Center at Medaille College.

Deborah Stratman

Presented at:
Squeaky Wheel

Filmmaker Deborah Stratman In Person
at Squeaky Wheel
175 Elmwood Avenue
$5 non-members, $4 members
Co-sponsored by the Experimental Television Center, University at Buffalo (UB) Dept. of Media Study, UB Graduate Student Association in Media Studies, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and
The Media / Visual and Digital Arts Depts. at Medaille College.

Chicago-based filmmaker and artist, and 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Deborah Stratman will present an evening of her recent films and videos. Stratman's subjects seem to verge on invisibility: Texas oil landscapes on the periphery of the periphery, empty suburban spaces filled with the cold eye of surveillance, the isolation of intimacy. With a remarkably discerning eye and ear, and an uncompromising belief in the power of film, Stratman creates intense, anxious works that will leave you wondering about all the other things you might not be seeing. Tonight’s screening includes UNTIED (1993), ON THE VARIOUS NATURE OF THINGS (1995), IN ORDER NOT TO BE HERE (2002), and ENERGY COUNTRY (2003).

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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.