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“Creature Comforts” — Nohl Fellowship Anniversary Screenings
July 12, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
As part of a celebration of the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship’s 15th Anniversary, this series of screenings showcases filmmakers and media artists who were past Nohl Fellowship winners. The film series presents artists’ current films as a way of reacquainting viewers with new directions in their work. Organized by Ben Balcom in collaboration with Polly Morris.
$5 General Admission
Nohl Fellowship Anniversary Screenings Schedule
Thursday, July 12 — Creature Comforts
Thursday, August 16 — In This City
Thursday, September 13 — Working Things Out
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screenings begin at 7:00 p.m.
Creature Comforts (68 minutes)
• Repeat After Me Jenna Knapp, Nohl 2014.
• Perfect Object (Episode 2) Kim Miller, Nohl 2009. Part of a six-episode sitcom. The Doctor and the Artist are left behind. How will they escape?
• California Seals Frankie Martin, Nohl 2004. In the video California Seals, Frankie Martin examines the environmental impact of commercial development in Southern California as well as critically reversing the filmic tropes of female objectification.
• One Species Removed Jennifer Montgomery, Nohl 2004. This video is about animal empathy (anthropomorphism) and our struggles with mortality. The title reflects a pun, with two supporting sources. The first, that we often transfer our most profound emotions onto other animals, i.e., "one species removed." The second, the crackpot but very moving theories of Rudolf Steiner. He believed that animals have a group soul, used interchangeably with the term "species." When one animal dies, the group replaces that part of itself. By contrast, each human being is an individual species/soul, so that when we die, a whole species is rendered extinct.
• Perfect Object (Episode 3) Kim Miller, Nohl 2009. Find two edges — can you combine them? Can you combine three or more edges to make a shape? Describe the shape. Look around you. What do you see? Do you see space? Touch it. Feel the space around it.
• Floating Headstone Jamál Currie, Suitcase 2014.
• Talamh Josh Weissbach, Nohl 2013. As the ancient is replaced by the old, the landscape of the classics gives way to a rock in the middle of the ocean.
• Perfect Object Theatre Kim Miller, Nohl 2009. Do you see the perfect object? Do you see its lack?