The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Parallel Inquiries

Directed by: Various

Screening and Q&A

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 5pm

Parallel Inquiries

Borrowing its title from Christina C. Nguyen’s film, this program follows two recurring themes in experimental film from the 1960s to the present: the nature of the medium, and its relationship to time. The program looks at the legacies of two canonical works of experimental film: Paul Sharits’ T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G and Kurt Kren’s 31/75 Asyl. Proposing an imagined genealogy of these films into the present, the program includes works that share overlapping and divergent interests: on the one hand the use of flicker, repetition, solid color, and other formal and technical attributes of the medium; and on the other hand the relationships between lived/experiential time, clock time, and the metronomic time of the film strip. The program includes a world premiere by Mike Stoltz. 


Program (all works shown on 16mm) 

Christina C. Nguyen Parallel Inquiries (2016)

Jodie Mack Point de Gaze (2012)

Kurt Kren 31/75 Asyl (1975)

Rose Lowder Bouquets 11-20 (2005-9)

Paul Sharits T, O, U, C, H, I, N, G (1968)

Madison Brookshire Fountain (2016)

Naomi Uman Kalendar (2008)

Tomonari Nishikawa Shibuya-Tokyo (2010)

Mike Stoltz new film (2019)

Several of the artists will be present for a Q&A!

This screening is curated by Dicky Bahto.

Image: Paul Sharits T, O, U, C, H, I, N, G (1968)