The sea has always been present on screen as a backdrop to stories of journeys, battles, adventures and scientific expeditions to explore its depths. But more than just a location, the sea is the star of the films in this session, which evoke the centrality of this “place” and maritime motifs, ships and seamen, in their representational strategies, a phenomenon prefigured in painting and literature. The films of Rosalind Nashashibi, Rebecca Meyers and Peter Hutton are nautical incursions, shipboard projects splashed with literary citations and pictorial references. [16-mm screening]
Bachelor Machines (Part 1), Rosalind Nashashibi, United Kingdom, 2007, 31 min.;
Blue Mantle, Rebecca Meyers, USA, 2010, 34 min.;
At Sea, Peter Hutton, USA, 2004-2007, silent, 60 min.