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Lynne Sachs: A Film Is Not a Formula

ongoing collaborative sculptural film installation by Lynne Sachs & participants in Mar-G Commons (downstairs from Kracum Performance Hall)

This event takes place each day from May 13th, 2019 to May 17th, 2019.

Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Duration: 24 hours

Location: Mar-G Commons (Weitz Center)

Contact: Cecilia Cornejo, x5926

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From May 13 to 17, anyone entering the Weitz Center at Carleton can collaborate on our hands-on interactive filmmaking project. Participants in this expanded cinema art work have access to pieces of 35mm movie film. Our intention in this project is to give you the chance to pull apart a “movie” and to see how each individual frame represents 1/24 of a second in time. Juxtaposed together, these frames create story and meaning. They also become part of a shared repository of images, a cultural archive that sustains, surprises, and disconcerts us each and every day.

Here's all you need to do become a part of this collective endeavor:
-Choose a piece of film from the hanging laundry line. We have magnifying loupes to help you look at each frame.
-Take the piece of film to the project table and transform it using dyes, blades, sandpaper, bleach and colored markers. We suggest wearing gloves (provided) when using dyes or bleach.
-When you're finished working with your film, mount it on the exhibition light table with clear tape. In this way, your piece of film becomes a part of a collective cinematic collage.
-Sign our sheet, with the list of artists who have participated in the project, so we know how to credit you.

These events are made possible by: Distinguished Women Visitors Fund, Cinema and Media Studies, Arts @ Carleton, Women and Gender Studies, and Center for Community and Civic Engagement.

This event occurs on:

  • Monday, May 13th, 2019
  • Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
  • Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
  • Thursday, May 16th, 2019
  • Friday, May 17th, 2019


Film, Visual Art