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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Charmed Particles

    1978. USA. Andrew Noren. 78 min.

  • Imaginary Light

    1995. USA. Andrew Noren. 32 min.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 5:00 p.m.

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



  • Charmed Particles

    1978. USA. Directed by Andrew Noren. “Charmed Particles is a physics term ... it describes the point at which energy becomes matter, intangible ‘nothing’ becoming, somehow, ‘something.’ What lies at the heart of each atom is nothing ... the beast at the heart of the labyrinth ... and from that nothing comes the something we call the world. Being emanates from nothing, and vice versa. Oldest question in the world: ‘Why is there something rather than nothing?’” (Andrew Noren). "In Noren's alchemy of light and living, it is the light which has become 'real' and the flesh illusory. In his luminous universe, reminiscent of Plato's cave, light is the essence, life an illusory play of shadows" (Lindley Hanlon, Film Culture). New 16mm print. 78 min.

  • Imaginary Light

    1995. USA. Directed by Andrew Noren. “Intuitive conjuring and orchestration of retinal phantoms, refined by abstraction into music for light and mind. Light, both wave and particle, alive and moving, making shadow and, therefore, time” (Andrew Noren). 32 min.

In the Film exhibition Andrew Noren: What the Light Was Like

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