Toying with String: Ute and Detel Aurand/Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Programmed by Michèle Smith

Ute Aurand’s trilogy of films Toying with String I-III (Fadenspiele I-III) was made in a spirit of artistic spontaneity and improvisation with her sister, the painter Detel Aurand, between 1999 and 2013. Filmed inside the artist’s studio and outdoors in forests, fields, and mountains, they feature various natural and manmade materials invisibly manipulated to create images in a constant state of metamorphosis. This aspect of the sisters’ films serves as a bridge to the work of local artists Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson, who will show a selection of 16mm films from their collaborative and separate practices.

PROGRAM
 
Fadenspiele. Germany/Ute and Detel Aurand, 1999. 8 min, 16mm, silent. 
Fadenspiele II. Germany/Ute and Detel Aurand, 2003. 8 min, 16mm, optical sound.
Fadenspiele III. Germany/Ute and Detel Aurand, 2013. 9 min, 16mm, optical sound. 
The Artist's Studio. Canada/Julia Feyrer, 2010. 5 min 5, 16mm, silent.
Neon Figure. Canada/Tamara Henderson, 2013. 2 min 55, 16mm, optical sound.
Spirit of Garfield. Canada/Tamara Henderson, 2012. 2 min 55, 16mm, optical sound.
Escape Scenes. Canada/Julia Feyrer, 2013. 4 min 37, 16mm, silent.
Gliding in on a Shrimp Sandwich. Canada/Tamara Henderson with Jeannine Han and Dan Riley, 2014. 2 min 55, 16mm, optical sound.
Accent Grave on Ananas. Canada/Tamara Henderson, 2013. 2 min 55, 16mm, optical sound.
Bottles Under the Influence. Canada/Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson, 2012. 9 min 43, 16mm, optical sound.

 

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Ute Aurand has been making experimental films in the lineage of Jonas Mekas, Marie Menken, and Margaret Tait since graduating from the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin in 1985.  Detel Aurand is a visual artist based in Berlin who works with painting, collage, and installation. 
 
Julia Feyrer works with film, sculpture, sound, and historical photographic techniques to address themes of the corporeal and the temporal. Tamara Henderson translates her experiences of unconscious states, such as dreaming and hypnosis, into sculpture, furniture, and film scenarios. Feyrer and Henderson began working together in 2009 while studying at Frankfurt's Städelschule, and have exhibited their installations at Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, and the ICA, Philadelphia.
 
Image: Ute and Detel Aurand, Fadenspiele I, 1999.