- Visiting Artist
- Nina Chanel Abney
The first visiting artist in the Ruby is Chicago-born painter Nina Chanel Abney, whose large-scale paintings take on some of today’s most pressing social justice issues.
Four evenings of film by Nathaniel Dorsky, whose silent works "blend a beauteous celebration of the sensual world with a deep sense of introspection and solitude."—San Francisco Cinematheque.
This event is part of a four-day series presented by Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts. More info.
(2013, 18 min.)
Song was photographed in San Francisco from early October through the winter solstice in late December, 2012.
August and After
(2012, 18.5 min.)
After a lifetime, two mutual friends, George Kuchar and Carla Liss, passed away during the same period of time.
(2014, 20 min.)
In most of my films I have had the burden of adding a title afterwards. Sometimes the word or words would come automatically, but more often with great difficulty. In the case of Avraham, the title came first. It was not only the film’s inspiration but the very thing that determined every shot and every cut.
Nathaniel Dorsky, born in New York City in 1943, is an experimental filmmaker and film editor who has been making films since 1963. He has lived in San Francisco since 1971. His films have been screened at museums, universities, and festivals around the United States and Europe, and he frequently exhibits new work at the New York Film Festival’s Views from the Avant-Garde and the Wavelengths program of the Toronto International Film Festival. In the spring of 2012 Dorsky screened films as part of the three month long Whitney Biennial. And in October 2015, the New York Film Festival honored his work with a thirty four film complete retrospective at Lincoln Center. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the LEF Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the California Arts Council.