First Person Cinema: Gregg Biermann
Mon October 10
2016, 7:30 only
First Person Cinema is excited to host Gregg Biermann, a widely screened film and video artist who has been working since the late '80s.
He will be in Boulder to present a survey of work he completed over the last decade. Often working with footage from
Hollywood classics like THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939), REAR WINDOW(1954), NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959), and others, Biermann’s work
takes advantage of the possibilities of digital cinema to advance rigorous compositional strategies. Also in this program is The Age of
Animals -- an unsettling, and dizzying lament on the end of animal life of planet Earth. “As a whole, Gregg Biermann’s recent work
suggests a sense of the overwhelming in a historical moment in which we are disoriented visually, sonically, socially, politically, and
even biologically. It reflects and refracts the sense that, even as we attempt to make sense of the contemporary world, it continues
to shift, becoming a foreign and unfamiliar territory. In Biermann’s work, as in contemporary life, our landmarks are constantly
shifting, forcing us to find new ways of locating ourselves in a spatial and temporal situation that is ever slipping beyond our mind’s
grasp.”-- Jaimie Baron. Gregg Biermann is Co-President of the New American Cinema Group/Filmmakers Cooperative in New York and
is Professor of Cinema Studies at Bergen Community College in New Jersey and also teaches at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
More info at First Person Cinema.
To see a trailer and read a review, visit InternationalFilmSeries.com.