Michael Snow Artist's Talk

Public Programs

<-> (aka Back and Forth) image courtesy of the artist

Michael Snow
Artist's Talk

Artist's Talks

Informal presentations by artists.

Tue, Apr 14, 2009 4 PM

Canadian artist Michael Snow is one of the most renowned and influential of all avant-garde filmmakers—and a Renaissance man for the 20th century and beyond.

This afternoon, he'll talk about his work as part of the Reconfigured Vision: Technology Expanding Art Peripherals Lecture Series, in which artists and curators discuss the ramifications and importance of imaging technology to art making. Snow will also introduce two films (<-> [aka Back and Forth] from 1968–69 and So Is This from 1982) at a April 15 screening. (approx. 100 mins., 16mm)

Perhaps best known for his iconic 1967 experimental film Wavelength, Snow has also worked in painting, sculpture, and music and executed several public art commissions, the best known being the sculptures Flight Stop at Eaton Center and The Audience at the Rogers Center, both in Toronto. He has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1975) and the Order of Canada (1982). Wexner Center audiences may remember may remember his Corpus Callosum, a 2002 film combining live action and animation that screened here in 2003, and his film and holographic projects from the 1991 exhibition Passages de l’image.

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art and supported by the Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs.