Saturday, February 16, 2019
Distant Tracings: Experimental films by Claudia Esslinger
Supported by the Ohio Arts Council
(Part of The Mini Mini Series: The Female Frame)
Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Distant Tracings is a program of short experimental films that use human gesture to explore private narratives. Using diverse metaphor, the films survey family histories and personal curiosities. They arise from intuitive interactions of filmmaker and performer, discovered context and prepared props. They develop texture with audio responses by musicians and authors. Together they trace a trajectory of experience both profound and mundane: the shared histories of the makers. Claudia Esslinger is a visual artist and filmmaker working in single and multi-channel experimental film, collaborative performance and media-based installations. Her work thrives by interacting with dancers, authors, musicians and scientists and has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of seven Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence grants and has had artist’s residencies from Dresden, Germany to the Headlands, California. (55 min)
Free with $5 suggested donation