Of Other Spaces Three Films Introduced by James Voorhies

Film/Video

Metropolis, Report from China

Of Other Spaces
Three Films Introduced by James Voorhies

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Wed, Mar 11, 2009 7 PM

This screening is presented in connection with the Columbus College of Art and Design's Bureau for Open Culture and an exhibition titled Of Other Spaces currently on view at CCAD.

The show is a provocative inquiry into how spaces shape human behavior and habit, and the featured films also examine space and place, investigating relationships among cinematic, institutional, and urban sites.

Keep reading for more information about this program.
Metropolis, Report from China
(Maya Schweizer and Clemens von Wedemeyer, 2006)
In Metropolis, Report from China, the filmmakers combine shots from China's burgeoning cities and interviews with workers and architects to draw parallels between dehumanizing modern cities and Fritz Lang's 1927 epic, Metropolis. (42 mins.)

Will there be a sea battle tomorrow?
(Laurent Montaron, 2008)
Based on experiments conducted at the Institute of Parapsychology in Freiburg, Germany, in the early 1950s, Will there be a sea battle tomorrow? investigates the role of scientific institutions in the study of such extrasensory realms as clairvoyance and telepathy. (12 mins.)

She Might Belong to You
(Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf, 2007)
Commissioned for the 2007 Sculpture Project Münster in Germany, She Might Belong to You combines footage from three films about or set in that city with original footage, resulting in a sculptural-cinematic portrait of a place with a traumatic past. (37 mins.)

The Of Other Spaces exhibition is curated by James Voorhies, CCAD's director of exhibitions. Among the artists whose work is on view are Jane and Louise Wilson, Candida Hoefer, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Gregory Crewsdon, and Ohio State's Mary Jo Bole, Laura Lisbon, and Suzanne Silver.

Additional image information
Image from Metropolis, Report from China courtesy of the artist.
Images from Will there be a sea battle tomorrow? courtesy of the artist and galerie schleicher+lange, Paris.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view through Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)