EXPANDED SILENCE

Man With Mirror (Guy Sherwin, 1976/2006)

Teaching begins next week.  I am excited to be giving silent cinema a try.  Introduction to Film will be an experiment in paper-less, screening-less pedagogy. Students will be streaming all assigned films from their desktops, laptops, ipads, cell phones.  We’ll see what happens to the first-year film community…

I will also be teaching an Intro to Visual Culture course for graduate students.  I spent the afternoon sifting through objects/images, trying to settle on one (or two) for the first day of class.  I think Sherwin might be the winner.  I love this piece/recording, not only for the conversation that unfolds between the 1976 and 2006 Sherwin selves, but for the audible gasps you can hear in the gallery.

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