Our Digital Filmmaking department received some love from The Cambridge Day recently, in their article “Ultimate safe movie ticket: ‘Film as a Monument’ exhibit screens in open air on the side of a church,” by Tom Meek.
Film as Monument transforms the architecture of the Lunder Arts Center into an illuminated lantern, activating the transparent portals of the university building with artworks produced in community. Traditional monuments, including the physical structures of art museums and universities, are meant to stimulate and structure collective remembrance of events, individuals, or ideas in particular ways. Intended to withstand change, these touchstones for meaning- and memory-making are not always open or accessible to their publics. This temporary intervention, consisting of projected experimental film, digital flatscreens, and hand-painted celluloid artworks, activates the Lunder Arts Center to invite passersby to witness the creative vitality of our communities. The exhibition features artwork from the Film as Installation course, taught by Assistant Professor Ingrid Stobbe, as well as high school students from the West End House Boys and Girls Club, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and more, who have participated in a series of workshops exploring the materiality and structure of film led by exhibiting artist and experimental filmmaker Gabby Sumney.
This exhibition is a striking collaboration at Lesley Art + Design between Digital Filmmaking, Exhibitions, and LA+D Community Engagement. Presented in partnership with Women in Film & Video New England and the Boston LGBTQIA+ Artist Alliance. Funding is provided through the Ralph Bradley Prize, awarded in Spring 2020.
Show TItle: Film as Monument
Dates: April 1st – April 30th 2021
Times: All Day (best seen at night)
Where: Lunder Arts Center
Address: 1801 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Event and Artist Talk Date/Time: April 8th at 7pm
Zoom Link for Event: https://lesley.zoom.us/j/95444682975?pwd=OUhiaXUrb2cxUzFTNDhrYUxyWGU3Zz09
Lesley University Artists:
Eli Di Giulian
High School Artists:
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School:
West End House Boys and Girls Club of Allston:
Somerville High School:
Smirline “Nyove” Jacques
Community Charter School of Cambridge:
Mia “Jaxxen” Santiago