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Please join LAND for the final open house and closing reception of On the Verge of an Image: Considering Marjorie Keller at the historic Gamble House in Pasadena.
In addition, LAND and Los Angeles Filmforum present Intimate Observer: Home-Movie Family Portrayals by Marjorie Keller. Curated by Steve Anker, CalArts Film/Video Faculty and co-curator of Film at REDCAT, six exceedingly rare prints will be screened in conjunction with the exhibition.
Saturday, December 10
4 - 6pm Exhibition Open House
4 - 7pm Closing Reception
7 - 8:30pm Film Screening
On the Verge of an Image: Considering Marjorie Keller Exhibition Open House & Closing Reception will be held at
The Gamble House
University of Southern California, School of Architecture
4 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, CA 91103
Intimate Observer: Home-Movie Family Portrayals by Marjorie Keller film screening will be held at
Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
301 N Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103
(next door to the Gamble House)
On the Verge of an Image: Considering Marjorie Keller is a group exhibition centered on the themes present in the work of under-recognized avant-garde filmmaker Marjorie Keller, co-curated by Los Angeles-based artists Alika Cooper and Anna Mayer. The exhibition will explore links between motifs and strategies emerging from Keller’s films. Participating artists include renowned international practitioners from Keller’s generation, as well as younger artists, along with a selection of Keller’s work. Participating artists include Chantal Akerman, Shiva Aliabadi, Vanessa Beecroft, Ashley Carter, Alika Cooper, Cheryl Donegan, VALIE EXPORT, Naomi Fisher, Nan Goldin, Trulee Grace Hall, Donna Huanca, Kartemquin Films, Marjorie Keller, Josh Mannis, Anna Mayer, Paul Pescador, Vincent Ramos, Carolee Schneemann, and Jennifer West. For more information on the exhibition, please click here.
Intimate Observer: Home-Movie Family Portrayals by Marjorie Keller
In her brief life, Marjorie Keller (1950-1994) made nearly thirty films in her own distinctive cinematic voice. From her earliest efforts in the late 1960s, Marjorie was attracted to film’s potential to portray the complexity of private events and personal relationships, mostly in response to family life. With an introduction by Steve Anker, this rare screening will present several of her films as they were originally intended, as 8mm or 16mm prints (blown-up from 8mm camera material). Films include:
She/va (1973, Regular 8mm, Color, Silent, 3 min.)
By 2's and 3's: Women (1976, Regular 8mm, Color, Silent, 7 min.)
Part IV: Green Hill (1972, Regular 8mm on 16mm, color, Silent, 3 min.)
Misconception (1977, Super-8mm on 16mm, Color, Sound, 42 min.)
Ancient Parts and Foreign Parts (1979, 16mm, Color, Silent, 6 min.)
The Fallen World (1983, 16mm, Color/B&W, Sound, 9 min.)
This program is being co-presented with Los Angeles Filmforum under the generous supervision of LA Filmforum Director Adam Hyman. Los Angeles Filmforum is the city’s longest-running organization dedicated to weekly screenings of experimental film, documentaries, video art, and experimental animation.
Steve Anker, former dean of the School of Film/Video, has also served as director of the San Francisco Cinematheque and as artistic director of the Foundation for Art in Cinema. He holds an MFA in Filmmaking and Film History from Columbia University and served for many years as professor of film at the San Francisco Art Institute.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is available on Orange Grove Boulevard and Walnut Street. Please do not park in the surrounding residential areas and in the neighboring Church parking lot.
The Gold Line Metro Rail runs from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. The closest stations to The Gamble House are Memorial Park (1.1 miles away; Google Map) and Del Mar (1.5 miles away; Google map).
The Metro bus #267 picks up at the Memorial Park station and stops near the Gamble House at Rosemont and Orange Grove.
What can I bring into the event?
We kindly ask that you wear flat shoes. Flat shoes or shoes with wide/broad heels insure that we protect the rugs and floors at the historic Gamble House. Visitors with small or spike-heeled shoes will be asked to change into a pair of booties. Thank you in advance.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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