Experimental filmmaker, writer, performer and restorationist Ross Lipman screens a collection of his cinematic shorts in Urban Ruins, Found Moments, an exploration of human inspiration and the inevitable decay of creation. Sayeth Lipman: The detritus of civilization tells us no less about our current epoch than an archaeological dig speaks to history. The urban ruin is particularly compelling because it speaks of the recent past, and reminds us that our own lives and creations will also soon pass into dust. Films to be screened include Lipmans Self-Portrait in Mausoleum (2009, 1 min.), 10-17-88 (1989, 11 min.), Rhythm 06 (1994/2008, 9 min.), plus selections from his video cycle The Perfect Heart of Flux and performance essay The Cropping of the Spectacle.
Tue., March 30, 8:30 p.m., 2010