Vertov’s Legacy: An Evening with William Kentridge, Peter Kubelka, and Michael Nyman

Saturday, May 7, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

A distinguished panel of award-winning contemporary artists, filmmakers, and composers offers a fresh reconsideration of Vertov’s work and influence in the twenty-first century. William Kentridge is a South African artist, filmmaker, and theater and opera director who was the subject of a major 2010 retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art and SFMOMA, and who also staged an original production of Dmitri Shostakovich’s The Nose for New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Peter Kubelka, an Austrian pioneer of experimental filmmaking and expanded cinema, and a brilliant theorist and teacher, was responsible for the restoration of Vertov’s Enthusiasm and was instrumental in preserving a major collection of rare Vertov film materials at the Austrian Film Museum, an institution that he co-founded in 1964. The British composer, filmmaker, and photographer Michael Nyman, whose work in cinema includes collaborations with Peter Greenaway and Jane Campion, has devoted recent years to writing original scores for Vertov’s A Sixth Part of the World, The Eleventh Year, and Man with a Movie Camera, the latter the inspiration for his own recent film, NYMan with a Movie Camera, which he will present on May 8. The panel is moderated by John MacKay, a Yale University professor and author of the forthcoming Dziga Vertov: Life and Work.

Approximately 120 minutes.

In the Film exhibition Dziga Vertov

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