Reflection/Refraction
July 3, 2012 (Tue) - 8:00pm, Brattle Theatre
Tickets are $10 for regular admission and $8 for students and seniors. Poster by Romina Diaz-Brarda.

A look into any mirror presents an image familiar yet curious - a backwards world and an unblinking face staring back at you. The physical imperfections of its surface reflect distorted truths, often unnoticed but always present. You can never truly see yourself. Even the mind's eye sees a warped self-image, refracted by subjective perception and experience. This program features films that explore the ideas of reflection and refraction, through content, composition and structure. The final piece will be a unique performance of 16mm manipulation and live sound by Architecture of the Sun. A few of the pieces in this program will also be featured as part of a traveling program, Private Territory, on the theme of personal space, within the home or within the mind.

Program

Memory Worked by Mirrors, Stephen Broomer, 2011, 3 mins, super8 transferred to 16mm

Au Bord Du Lac (By the Lake), Patrick Bokanowski. 1994, 6 mins, 16mm

Mirror Animations, Harry Smith. 1956-57, 11 mins, 16mm

Garden/ing, Eriko Sonoda. 2007, 6 mins, video

Place for Landing, Shambhavi Kaul. 2010, 6 mins, 16mm transferred to HD video

Sanjiban, Ben Pender-Cudlip. 2012, 8 mins, HD video

MIRRORORRIM, 16mm performance by Architecture of the Sun (Brittany Gravely, Ken Linehan, Jenn Pipp)