Still Raining Still Dreaming

Film - Series | November 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Uncanny landscapes and mysterious journeys emerge in these five works by filmmakers who construct surreal worlds by repurposing appropriated materials, including films, engravings, and video games. Joseph Cornell’s Rose Hobart distills the 1931 B movie East of Borneo into an uncanny twenty-minute ode to the eponymous actress. Phil Solomon’s works Last Days in a Lonely Place and Still Raining Still Dreaming take place in the eerie digital landscapes between the action in Grand Theft Auto. In Our Lady of the Sphere Lawrence Jordan animates Victorian engravings to suggest exotic, anachronistic journeys. Shambhavi Kaul’s Mount Song traverses depopulated environments from various films, whose constructed landscapes evoke places imagined and remembered. Kaul writes, “these sites appear to me as a constellation of agents forming something both specific [and] quite incoherent.”

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