Artist Talk with Johan Grimonprez via Skype
October 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Art Building, Rm. 101 (lecture hall)
Johan Grimonprez will be giving an artist talk, concurrent with the exhibit "Double Take: Film and Text Works by Johan Grimonprez".
All events are free and open to the public.
Artist Talk with Johan Grimonprez via Skype (ART Building room 101)
In provocative and groundbreaking film essays and video installations artist and filmmaker Johan Grimonprez explores the evasive effects of media illusion on historical memory. Grimonprez is best known for his films Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997), a critically-acclaimed examination of representations of airplane hijackings, Double Take (2009), a poetic interpretation of Cold War politics told through Alfred Hitchcock's eyes, and Shadow World (2017) an exposÃ© of the weapons-trade deals. Using a combination of found footage and scripted fictional scenarios, Grimonprez invokes the "double take," that uncanny feeling that one has missed something the first time around and needs to look again. Can the "double take" invite the spectator to negotiate the difference between fact and fiction in our ever more mediated political arena?
Grimonprez is was born in Roeselare, Belgium in 1962. He studied at the School of Visual Arts and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. He now divides his time between Belgium and New York and is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His distributors are Soda Pictures and Kino Lorber International, and his artwork is represented by the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, and the gallerie kamel mennour, Paris.
Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus
Sharon Tasaka, (808) 956-8364, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://hawaii.edu/art/double-take-films-by-johan-grimonprez/