2016 Brakhage Center Symposium
A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE KUCHAR
MARCH 4, 5, 6
George Kuchar is one of the great artists in the history of the moving image…We are amazed by the craft, the perfect cues, the skillful edits, the startling images and visual rhymes, the flawless pacing and ingenious continuity, often achieved spontaneously, in camera. His images can be both insanely bizarre and rapturously beautiful, with a hallucinatory otherness seldom achieved by even the most visionary artists in film history…Few can match his eccentric imagination, his phenomenal wit, his peculiar way with language, and his ability to construct complex multidimensional narratives…The work is transgressive and subversive—transgressive sexually (he’s among the pioneers of queer and camp cinema) and in its scatological breach of decorum; subversive in its zero-budget triumph over commodity cinema, the triumph of amateur over professional.
Michael Kuchar, Donna Kerness, Andrew Lampert, Nancy Andrews, and Denah Johnston.
Suranjan Ganguly, Director, The Brakhage Center, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All symposium events are free and open to the public!