When the opportunity to book a traveling tour of Jordan Belson’s films arose this summer, I seized it. Last semester, I taught film artists who experimented with the paradigm of expanded cinema as a way of questioning the apparatus’ structural components in intermedia performance. This screening will be an ideal way to explore an expanded cinema that strives to be synonymous, as Gene Youngblood claims, with expanded consciousness. Looking forward to some visual music tomorrow night! These rare films have been shown at the Tate Modern in London, at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, at the Harvard Film Archive, and will travel next to the Whitney Museum of Art in New York and to Toronto.
UPDATE: We had a full house! Cindy said it was the best turn-out of the whole tour. Thanks to all Colgate students and faculty as well as those from Hamilton College and other universities in the area who made the trip.