Presented by A Creative Collaboration with The Center
A Creative Collaboration with The Center
An Evening of Ski & Art Films
featuring Where the Wind Blows by Ari Marcopoulos and Frostheaves by Damon McCarthy and Benjamin Weissman
Saturday, February 11 at 8PM
The Center Theater
curated by Matthew Day Jackson, Camille Obering and Andy Kincaid
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The community is invited to An Evening of Ski & Art Films featuring two films, Where the Wind Blows by Ari Marcopoulos and Frostheaves by Damon McCarthy and Benjamin Weissman. Both films are a decided break from the archetype of the contemporary ski film. Curated by Matthew Day Jackson, Camille Obering, and Andy Kincaid, this free event serves as the kickoff to The Center's newly established Campus Creative in Residence program.
This program brings new artistic endeavors to our community. Jackson is so well-versed in watching ski films, so this opportunity challenges us all with something very different and free," remarked Carrie Richer, Creative Initiatives Coordinator at The Center. "Most people don't know how difficult it is to shoot a ski film in the backcountry on 16 mm or in Iran's backcountry for that matter. Prepare to be surprised and inspired by these atypical ski films and by the late and great Craig Kelly's perspective."
An Evening of Ski and Art Films is the first of a number of public events taking place as part of the 2017 artist residency, which will feature art talks, performances, installations, and gatherings continuing through the summer. The overarching goal of the Campus Creative in Residence is to provide support and space for guest artists to work at The Center along with Jackson’s creative community - emphasizing an interdisciplinary process and resulting in an impactful and inspiring end product.
"The full moon shines through the darkness illuminating this beautiful place while sleepy skiers bed down for the night to dream of what tomorrow might bring," artist Matthew Day Jackson stated. "Art, like moon, enlightens our imaginations with the recorded experience of others to which we can gauge our own. Both of the films celebrate the wonders of the mountains and the creativity and skill of remarkable athletes while upending the archetype of the contemporary ski film."
About Where the Wind Blows
Where the Wind Blows is a highly personal portrait of the late Craig Kelly. The film is a non-linear sequence of short films. It's a cinematic poem about a close friend of the filmmaker. This is Craig starting in 2000, no historical documentary. Heartfelt must see!!
An intimate, silly camera captures frostheaving snow frolics like never before. Psychedelic, giddy, humongously in love with snow. YES! I'm at McCoy station, many inches of new snow on the ground...Top closed...Anyway.... Film of snow clusters clumping together, fresh lines cut through. Frostheaves is a film is a film by Damon McCarthy and Benjamin Weissman made during the winters of 1998-2000.