Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Mechanisms and Movies at the Museum

The Mechanical Age
UC Berkeley Art Museum
Sept. 3- Oct. 22, 2006

Fun Fall film screenings from the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive include Metropolis, Modern Times, Edward Scissorhands, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

As our culture—cinematic and otherwise—moves ever deeper into digital dependency, we would do well to look back at the period that preceded the digital era: the mechanical age, which also happens to be the age of the movies. From its very beginnings, cinema has been obsessed with the machine. For the avant-garde filmmakers of the 1920s, mechanical motion and speed were objects of formal fascination, paralleling movements in painting and photography of the period, examples of which we invite you to view in the BAM exhibition Measure of Time. >>continue>>



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