Screening: Andreas Bunte: Experiments in Education

Experiments in Education
Wednesday, October 26 2016, 7:30pm
DIM Cinema, The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street

DIM Cinema and SFU Gallery present a selection of short films that consider architecture as geological formation and experimental laboratory.

Introduced by Aoife MacNamara, Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology at SFU.

Beginning as a campus tour and ending with a reenactment of Michael Asher’s influential "Post-Studio" class, Redmond Entwhistle’s Walk-Throughexplores the site, design, and philosophy of the California Institute of the Arts, in Los Angeles, as a starting point for wider questions about pedagogical models and their relationship to emergent forms of social, political and economic exchange since the 1970s. Raphael Bendahan’s Rochdale College, shot inside an 18-storey tower in downtown Toronto, is a contemporary document of a failed experiment in free education and communal living. The University of Scarborough’s Brutalist campus doubles as the "Canadian Academy of Erotic Inquiry" in David Cronenberg’s first short feature. Filmed without sync sound, Stereo follows seven volunteers in a parapsychology experiment as their telepathic abilities allow them to slip ever further out of the control of their overseers.

Redmond Entwhistle, Walk-Through, Great Britain, 2012, DCP, 18 min.

Raphael Bendahan, Rochdale College, Canada, 1970, 16mm, 21 min.

David Cronenberg, Stereo, 1969, 35 mm, 65 min.

Programmed by Melanie O'Brian and Michèle Smith, inspired by ideas raised in Erosion, a new film shot by German artist Andreas Bunte on SFU campus this past January. Commissioned in partnership with Cineworks, Bunte’s film will be shown at SFU Gallery from September 13 to November 18, 2016.

Tickets $11/9 + $3 membership. Co-produced with DIM Cinema. 

For more information on the exhibition, click here.

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