Thursday, 10 September, 2015
Daniel Arts Center - McConnell Theatre
New York-based filmmaker and artist Anton Ginzburg presents his short film Walking the Sea followed by a discussion.There will also be a reception to celebrate the opening of Ginzburg's accompanying exhibition in the Hillman-Jackson Gallery. In Walking the Sea, the artist charts a 26,000-square-mile area between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan known as the Aral Sea, an environmental ruin of the Soviet era. Drawing on the tradition of American Land art from the late sixties and early seventies, Ginzburg approaches the waterless sea as a ready-made earthwork in order to make visible a territory, history, and a potential imaginary space that remains largely inaccessible. The film refers to regional histories and cultural myths, ranging from the figure of the plein-air painter as a traveling dervish to the music qualities of the landscape as an Aeolian harp, and the belief in a subterranean "inner sea" into which the Aral Sea has disappeared.
See film clip here.
The opening will take place on Thursday, September 10, starting at 5:00 p.m. with a 30-minute film screening and Q&A with the artist. Artist’s reception in the Hillman-Jackson Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, September 10 though Tuesday, December 15.
The gallery is open to the public weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and weekends 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. while the college is in session.