Join Critical Theory on May 26th for "Still/Here": a Film Screening and Discussion with Christopher Harris, F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor and Head of Film & Video Production, University of Iowa.
The film screening will take place in the McCormick Screening Room
Films to be presented and discussed:
Dreams Under Confinement – 2020, 2.5 min
Halimuhfack - 2016, 4min
Reckless Eyeballing - 2004, 14min
still/here - 2001, 60min
Christopher Harris employs a wide variety of technical and formal approaches in his films and installations, including manually and photo-chemically altered appropriated moving images, staged re-enactments and interrogations of documentary conventions. His work has appeared widely at festivals, museums and cinematheques from solo screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, the Locarno Film Festival, and Arsenal Berlin to group screenings at the New York Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others. His honors include the 2022 Ground Glass Award from Prismatic Ground for outstanding contribution in the field of experimental media, a Creative Capital Award, the Los Angeles Filmforum Artist Project Grant, a Wexner Center for the Arts Artist Residency Award and fellowships from Radcliffe, Chrysalis, and Alpert/MacDowell. Writing about his work and interviews with Harris have appeared in Art in America, Film Comment, BOMB Magazine and Film Quarterly as well as numerous books and journals.
This event is co-sponsored by UCI Illuminations with assistance from the UCI Humanities Center and the departments of African American Studies, Comparative Literature, and Film & Media Studies.