Studio 23 Art Films
Studio 23 / The Arts Center is partnering with Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival to feature art films screening exclusively at Studio 23. This event is free.
Neon retraces the history of the Communist-era neon signs of Warsaw, Poland, the context that generated them, the people and places connected with them, and the many meanings they have acquired since they were created. The neons were intended to convey a feeling of modernity and progress in a country cut off from the West. Socialist-blessed, they nevertheless mimicked the colour, dazzle and glamour of capitalist cities. Today, these neon signs are celebrated and much sought after. In recent years interest in them has grown not only in Poland, but also abroad.
Thursday 9/28 | Noon
Saturday 9/30 | Noon
From Darkroom to Daylight
From Darkroom to Daylight explores how the dramatic change from film to digital has affected photographers and their work. Photographer Harvey Wang, who began taking pictures as a teenager, was mid-career when the tools of his craft were made nearly obsolete with the transition to digital. Wang interviewed more than 20 important photographers and prominent figures in the field, including Jerome Liebling, George Tice, David Goldblatt, Sally Mann and Eugene Richards, as well as innovators Steven Sasson, who built the first digital camera and Thomas Knoll, who along with his brother created Photoshop. The film acts as both a document of this critical moment and a unique history of photography.
Friday 9/29 | Noon
Sunday 10/1 | Noon
Thu, September 28, 3pm
Fri, September 29, 3pm
Sun, October 1, 2pm
A polychromatic spectrum of amalgamating abstractions shot in Ithaca, New York with black & white 16mm reversal film that was cut up, tinted & toned using various hues of dye, hand-spliced back together, projected onto a screen, digitally recorded, and temporally stretched.
Decompensation is a performative work that attempts to recreate the psychological stages which refugees pass through when moving and settling in.
In this participatory piece, the notion of ‘displacement’ is communicated through music, performance, and 360-degree video.