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Of Other Spaces Three Films Introduced by James Voorhies


Metropolis, Report from China
Of Other Spaces
Three Films Introduced by James Voorhies
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.
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