Over the past 25 years, Mark Street has developed a peripatetic filmography of experimental and genre-bending films and videos - some abstract and some that combine scripted and improvised action. Individual characters are developed alongside sequences of crowded urban environments, bringing a distinctive take on the classic essayistic films of Chris Marker, Jean Rouch, and others concerned with chronicling the unexpected in the everyday. An assistant professor of film in the visual art department at Fordham University Lincoln Center, Street has shown his films at international venues and the New York Underground film festival. Screenings of his work are shown in conjunction with I Spy: Photography and the Theater of the Street, 1938-2010.
July 21, 2:00pm
Hidden in Plain Sight and other shorts
Mark Street in person
A program of short films utilizing public streets as stages includes Hidden in Plain Sight (2008), inspired by the tradition of cinematic city symphonies and using footage from Santiago de Chile, Hanoi, Dakar, and Marseille. Other titles include the experimental 16 mm film Sweep (1998) andHappy? (2000), a hybrid of documentary and anthropological film, part time capsule, part taped performance piece. (Total running time approximately 90 minutes)
July 21, 4:00pm
Hasta Nunca (See You Never) preceded by Buenos Aires Balcony
Mark Street in person
In Hasta Nunca (2012), a work in progress, Montevideo disc jockey Mario Ligetti produces the underground call-in radio show Secrets and Stories. Callers' voices provide an acoustic counterpoint for an observational investigation of this ramshackle port town that retains its colonial architectural vestiges.
Buenos Aires Balcony (2011) is an outsider's meditation on the capital of Argentina. From high above and down on the street, the film considers the city's obsession with psychoanalysis, European culture, and Eva Perón. (Total running time approximately 102 minutes)
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