FILMS for ONE to EIGHT PROJECTORS with Roger Beebe

Roger Beebe brings his multi-projector roadshow to Pittsburgh for the first time in more than a decade. Using up to eight projectors at once, Beebe’s performances combine found educational and industrial films, cameraless abstraction, and original 16mm footage into dense collages that take on such varied subjects as the history of sound recording and humanity’s expeditions into outer space. At this screening, Beebe will be premiering two new works—“un arbre,” a four-projector lament for a 200-year-old sycamore tree that was felled to make way for a luxury apartment complex, and “Stein-aoke,” an experimental karaoke video for a Gertrude Stein poem (to be performed by a member of the audience!)

Doors open at 7:30. Show starts at 8.


About Roger Beebe
Roger Beebe is a filmmaker whose work since 2006 consists primarily of multiple-projector performances and essayistic videos that explore the world of found images and the “found” landscapes of late capitalism. He has screened his films around the globe at such unlikely venues as the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square and McMurdo Station in Antarctica as well as more likely ones including Sundance and the Museum of Modern Art with solo shows at Anthology Film Archives, El Centro de Cultura Digital in Mexico City, and Los Angeles Filmforum among many other venues. Beebe is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small-gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and was the founder and Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film Festival from 2004-2014. He is currently a Professor in the Departments of Art and Theatre, Film, and Media Arts at the Ohio State University.

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