Visiting Film & Video Artists & Speakers Series Binghamton University – Helga Fanderl
October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Events sponsored by Department of Cinema & Harpur College Dean’s Speakers Series:
Helga Fanderl in person
CORRESPONDENCES, ca. 60 min. Germany, 1995-2018
Super 8 and 16mm blowups, color and bw, silent)
A onetime student of both Peter Kubelka and Robert Breer, Fanderl makes her work impressionistically and intuitively, in response to the rhythms, forms, textures, and colors she encounters, and always limits herself to in-camera editing, so that each film becomes a reflection of the process of its own creation. Her practice is distinguished as well by her commitment to a particular way of presenting her work in public: generally projecting the films herself from within the screening space, Fanderl conceives of each screening program as a unique ‘montage’ of individual works that together comprise a kind of ephemeral, never-to-be-repeated ‘film’ in their own right (an approach made possible by the sheer multitude of pieces she’s created over the years). The interplay of the varied films with their different motifs and rhythms evokes ever-changing and infinitely diverse correspondences and contrasts, and transforms each screening into a unique performance, more than a fixed presentation. – Anthology Film Archives Notes.
Since 1990 she has been presenting her films worldwide in film museums, cinemas, exhibition spaces, art galleries, film schools and festivals like New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Cinéma du Réél, Paris and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.