Screen/Society--"Correspondences: The Silent Films of Helga Fanderl"-- w/ Helga Fanderl in attendance [new date/new 8pm time]
[Rescheduled Screening Event--New Date and Time!]
German filmmaker Helga Fanderl makes her films in Super 8, camera in hand, and eschews postproduction altogether - until it comes time to present them. Often doing her own projections from the center of the audience, each screening becomes a unique and unrepeatable montage, revealing the fluid connections that run throughout her work.
Fanderl says, "My films record encounters with events and images in the real world that attract me [...] Every single film preserves and reflects the traces of its creation, the sensations and emotions I felt in the moment of filming."
About the filmmaker:
Helga Fanderl was born in Ingolstadt, Germany, in 1947. She accomplished German and Roman Studies in Munich, Paris and Frankfurt. In the mid-80s she discovered filmmaking. She finished art studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt in 1992 as 'Meisterschülerin' of Peter Kubelka and then studied for a year with Robert Breer at the Cooper Union in New York. Since 1990 she has been presenting her films worldwide in film museums, cinemas, exhibition spaces, art galleries, film schools and festivals like New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Cinéma du Réél, Paris and International Short Film Festival Ober-hausen.