Monday, September 19, 2011 at 6:45pm
Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 30, 2011 at 7:30pm
Les Hommes, French filmmaker Ariane Michel’s first feature documentary, is a cinematic exploration of Greenland. It captures the natural environment—the ice, stones, and animals of the country—during the annual visit of a group of scientists who come to perform research.
The film offers a sustained observation of nature and invites the audience to adopt its specific point of view. The work gently questions the gaps that separate geologic time from human time, the scientific gesture from animal subjectivity, and the love of nature from vegetal indifference.
The Cellar and Other Video Works
Monday, September 19, 2011 at 9:15pm
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 7:30pm
A retrospective of Michel’s remarkable short video works, including The Cellar (2010), which features a man working by lamplight in an icy cellar, patiently thawing an immense block of frozen earth. As the ice melts, enormous, glittering bones emerge, followed by a thick coat of black fur. Gradually, the viewer witnesses the revival of a giant mammoth, still intact after 19,000 years in Siberia’s permafrost. Other works include: Horse Dream (2004), After the Rain (2003), On the Earth (2005), Here (2005), The Round Eyes (2006), and The Beam (2010).
Ariane Michel will participate in a Q&A following the screenings on Monday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 28.