Visual Arts Center presents Screening Room episode with Robert Breer

Robert Breer

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Event Title:Visual Arts Center presents Screening Room episode with Robert Breer (More Information)
Event Description:

Screening Room, a 1970s television series that aired in Boston, invited independent filmmakers to screen and discuss their work on a commercial affiliate station.

This episode of Screening Room features Robert Breer.

Breer is an animator well known for his films exploring shape, color, perspective, and motion. His work exhibits innovative graphic and dramatic method of interpretation, as well as great wit and humor. An inspiration to generations of other filmmakers, Breer’s prolific career as a painter, sculptor, and filmmaker began in Paris in 1950. After studying engineering at Stanford University, his interests shifted to the mechanics of film and motion, and he experimented with flipbooks and made famous a process in which he drew on 4×6 index cards and animated those drawings with the use of a camera. Breer’s playful and humorous films capture aspects of Beat poetry and music in its fragmented collage aesthetic.

Presented as part of the Visual Arts Center’s Focus Group series, which centers on experimental film in its various formats, including but not limited to 16mm, 8mm, and digital video.

Date and Time:Apr. 16, 2013 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Contact: Xochi Solis
xochisolis@utvac.org
512-471-3398
Admission:Free and Open to the Public
Location:ART Building, Room 1.102 Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Department of Art & Art History