Media Arts Program

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
The Experimental Television Center

Phillip Hoffman

Presented at:

Filmmaker Phillip Hoffman In Person
$7 general, $6 students/seniors, $4 members
Co-sponsored by the Experimental Television Center.

“Philip Hoffman has long been recognized as Canada’s preeminent diary filmmaker. For over twenty years he has been straining history through personal fictions, using the material of his life to deconstruct the Griersonian legacy of documentary practice. As an artist working directly upon the material of film, Hoffman is keenly attuned to the shape of seeing, foregrounding the image and its creation as well as the manufacture of point of view. Hoffman’s films are deeply troubled in their remembrances; he dusts off the family archive to examine how estrangement fuels a fascination with the familiar surroundings of home,” Mike Hoolboom.

Philip will be at Hallwalls to introduce two of his 16mm films: PASSING THROUGH/TORN FORMATIONS (43min., 1988), a film which “accomplishes a multi-faceted experience for the viewer…(with) editing throughout (that) is true to thought process, tracks visual theme as the mind tracks shape, makes melody of noise and words as the mind recalls sound” (Stan Brakhage), and WHAT THESE ASHES WANTED (55min., 2001).

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March, April and May, 2004 - 2004