Nov 17, 2011 6:00 PM - Feb 26, 2012
Surviving Life: Collages by Jan Svankmajer
EXHIBITION Reception: Thursday, December 1, 6:00 pm Screening of Surviving Life: Thursday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY
Reception: Thursday, December 1, 6:00 p.m.
Screening of Surviving Life: Thursday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.
Surviving Life, the enchanting new film by surrealist Czech
animator Jan Svankmajer (Alice, Conspirators of Pleasure) uses a
combination of photographic collages and live-action photography to tell
the story of Eugene, a middle-aged man who leads a double life—one
real, the other in his dreams. The exhibition Surviving Life: Collages by Jan Svankmajer
in the Amphitheater Gallery consists of 50 collages made during the
production of the film, revealing the gentle surrealism and whimsical
humor behind Svankmajer’s artistry. In conjunction with the exhibition, a
50-minute compilation of short films by Svankmajer will be shown
continuously in the Video Screening Amphitheater. A retrospective of
Svankmajer’s feature films will be shown in early 2012.
Presented by the Museum of the Moving Image in collaboration with the Czech Center New York and Athanor: www.athanor.cz
Photo © Athanor
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY
From: Nov 17, 2011 6:00 PM
To: Feb 26, 2012
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event