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Date & Time
October 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm9:30 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

German filmmaker Helga Fanderl makes her films in Super 8, camera in hand, and eschews postproduction altogether – until it comes time to present them. Often doing her own projections from the center of the audience, each screening becomes a unique and unrepeatable montage, revealing the fluid connections that run throughout her work.

Fanderl says, “My films record encounters with events and images in the real world that attract me […] Every single film preserves and reflects the traces of its creation, the sensations and emotions I felt in the moment of filming.“

About the filmmaker:

Helga Fanderl was born in Ingolstadt, Germany, in 1947. She accomplished German and Roman Studies in Munich, Paris and Frankfurt. In the mid-80s she discovered filmmaking.  She finished art studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt in 1992 as Meisterschülerin of Peter Kubelka and then studied for a year with Robert Breer at the Cooper Union in New York. Since 1990 she has been presenting her films worldwide in film museums, cinemas, exhibition spaces, art galleries, film schools and festivals like New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Cinéma du Réél, Paris and International Short Film Festival Ober-hausen. She also has presented selected films in exhibitions and installations: “Fragil(e),” Städtische Galerie Erlangen; “Nuits Électriques,” Moscow House of Photography Museum/Mulitmedia Art Museum, Moscow and LABoral Centro di Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón; “Films sur pierres,” Goethe-Institut, Paris.

Sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies—Visiting Artist Program, the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature.

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