Film Screening: Witness to Wind and War

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Marcus Rosentrater



Summary Sentence: A series of short films including Artist-in-Residence Ruth Dusseault'sD-Day Joplin.

Full Summary: A series of short films including Artist-in-Residence Ruth Dusseault'sD-Day Joplin.

  • Artist in Residence Ruth Dusseault Artist in Residence Ruth Dusseault

Contraband Cinema presents a series of short films that ponder apocalyptic landscapes - imagined, constructed, abandoned and found.  Georgia Tech Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence Ruth Dusseault and artist Kelly Sears will be screened as part of a series of topical events at the new venue 489 Edgewood.

On the military line we will view Dusseault's D-Day Joplin which traverses two landscapes, one constructed by humans for a paintball D-Day reenactment, the other just miles away in tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri. The evening will close with Dusseault's award-winning 21st & 20th which transforms a junk yard existing on the Enola Gay launch site into a single take moving backdrop for the 1952 nuclear age cartoon Astro Boy.

Once It Started It Could Not End by Sears finds the imprint of a high school disaster through the pages of abandoned yearbooks. Similarly, her Cover Me Alpha takes instructional quotes from military yearbooks to re-caption the activities of toy soldiers in battle. Imprinted combines scotch tape extractions of rapture text and newspaper headlines from the Joplin tornados.

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  • Created On: Apr 11, 2012 - 11:10am
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