Featuring works by Dan Bailey, Steve Bradley, Cathy Cook, Vin Grabill, Calla Thompson, and Fred Worden
The inaugural exhibition in a new exhibition series, Spectrum features an in-depth look at recent research projects in film, video, photography, sound, installation, drawing, and sculpture by selected members of UMBC’s Visual Arts Department.
A 24 page full color catalogue will accompany the exhibition and includes a critical essay by Washington, DC based art critic and artist J.W. Mahoney.
Public Programming events included open lectures by each artist as well as scheduled public screenings of films and videos.
Lecture by Fred Warden:
After Hours in the Cerebral Kitchen: Experimental Filmmaking in the 21st Century
Adopting the model of the broadcast TV cooking show, FRED WORDEN shares the secret recipes, ingredients and techniques he has evolved in an endless quest to cook up new cinematic cuisine. He will trace lines of continuity from early cinema’s first photochemical explorations to the current digital reinvention of the form. As in the first decade of the last century, a technology-driven growth spurt is opening doors to new, uncharted cinematic territories, and artists are heading out to scout the lay of the land.
Fred Worden has been making experimental film since the mid 1970s. His films have been shown in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Pacific Film Archive, the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival and numerous other experimental film venues. Worden’s films develop out of his interest in intermittent projection as the source of cinema’s primordial powersâ€”how a stream of still pictures passing through a projector at a speed meant to overwhelm the eyes might be harnessed to purposes other than representation or naturalism. Worden is an assistant professor in the DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS at UMBC.
Sponsored by the JAMES T. AND VIRGINIA M. DRESHER CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES and the Department of Visual Arts.