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Eyewash: Experimental Film and Video

A new series held in the Loew Auditorium, Hood Museum of Art, September - November 2011


Named after one of the lyrical abstract films of Robert Breer, the EYEWASH screening series invites contemporary filmmakers and curators to present programs of short films. Free and open to the public, each evening will consist of a shorts program followed by a Q and A with the guest. EYEWASH is co-sponsored by the Dartmouth department of Film and Media Studies; the Hood Museum of Art; and Hopkins Center Film. EYEWASH was created by Jodie Mack, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies.


Thursday, September 22, 7pm
Eyewash: Roger Beebe

Roger Beebe is a professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida. He has screened his films at such unlikely venues as McMurdo Station in Antarctica and the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square as well as more traditional venues such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Pacific Film Archives. He has won dozens of awards including a 2009 Visiting Foreign Artists Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, and Best Experimental Film at the 2006 Chicago Underground Film Festival. He is also a film programmer: he is currently Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival. He also owns Video Rodeo, an independent video store in Gainesville, FL.


Thursday, October 6, 7pm
Eyewash: Kate Dollenmayer

Kate Dollenmayer is a filmmaker and educator with a particular interest in the mechanics of the film medium and our sensory experience of it. She began her film studies in animation and has continued to feel connected to thinking frame by frame throughout her work in live-action film, video, and installation. Her films have screened at the Museum of Modern Art, MassArt Film Society, the Echo Park Film Center, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Cambridge Film Festival (UK), and the REDCAT theater in Los Angeles. Dollenmayer is a professor of video at Bennington College.


Thursday, October 20, 7pm
Eyewash: Tomonari Nishikawa

Tomonari Nishikawa is an artist and filmmaker whose works have been screened at film festivals, cinematheques, museums, and other alternative spaces. His installation, Building 945, received the 2008 Museum of Contemporary Cinema Grant Award. Nishikawa has been a guest adviser and curator of Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions in Tokyo, and he worked as a programming consultant for 2010 Aichi Art Triennale in Nagoya, Japan. He is one of the founders and currently festival adviser of KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival in Malaysia. Nishikawa teaches at Binghamton University


Thursday, November 3, 7pm
Eyewash: Naomi Uman

Naomi Uman is the former private chef to Malcolm Forbes, Calvin Klein, and Gloria Vanderbilt. She recently traded in her eggbeater and oven mitts for a 16mm Bolex and acid resistant black rubber gloves. Her films have been exhibited widely at the Sundance and Rotterdam International Film Festivals, The New York Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film festival among others; she has also screened her work at the Guggenheim, Whitney, Smithsonian, and Mexico City’s Museo de Arte Moderno. She currently resides in Mexico and Ukraine, where she teaches, works in her garden and makes primitive paintings.

Last Updated: 9/12/11