October 26, 2007 - Tate Modern - Ernie Gehr film season
October 26, 2007

Ernie Gehr film season

Ernie Gehr
Serene Velocity 1970
Copyright: Ernie Gehr

Ernie Gehr film season

All Programmes will take place in the Starr Auditorium,
Tate Modern.
London SE1 9TG

Book online, or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888


Since he first began making films in the regular 8mm format during the 1960s, Ernie Gehr has developed into one of the most singular artists in the cinematic avant-garde. Considered ‘a filmmaker’s filmmaker’ by peers and critics such as J. Hoberman and P. Adams Sitney, Gehr produces lucid, rigorous, radiant films and digital media works that address the fundamental qualities of film as film, and the anxieties of cinematic representation. Gehr is recognized as one of the great cinema poets of the city, and has consistently sought dynamic new relationships between space and perception through his examination of the urban field. This series of five programmes includes work ranging from his 1970 shock corridor masterpiece, Serene Velocity, to dynamic city films such as Side/Walk/Shuttle (1991), and his most recent work in digital video. Don’t miss this long overdue London survey of Gehr’s transformative films.

Friday 2 November 2007, 19.00
Programme One

Wait, USA 1968, 16mm, 7’
Table, USA 1976, 16mm, 16’
Field, USA 1970, 16mm, 9’
Mirage, USA 1981, 16mm, 10’
Serene Velocity, USA 1970, 35 mm, 23’

Saturday 3 November 2007, 15.00
Programme Two

Rear Window, 1991, 16mm, 10’
This Side of Paradise, USA 1991, 16mm, 15’
Passage, USA 2003, 16mm, 14’
Side/Walk/Shuttle, USA 1991, 16mm, 40’

Saturday 3 November, 19.00
Program Three

Glider, USA 2001, Digital Video, 37’
The Astronomer’s Dream, USA 2004, digital video, 15’
Before the Olympics, USA 2006, digital video 15 ‘
Cinematic Fertilizer – 1, USA 2007, digital video, 5’
Cinematic Fertilizer – 2, USA 2007, digital video, 8’

Sunday 4 November, 15.00
Program Four

Reverberation, USA 1969, 16mm, 23’
Still, USA 1971, 16mm, 55’
Greene Street, USA 2004, digital video, 5’

Sunday 4 November, 17.30
Program Five

The Morse Code Operator (or The Monkey Wrench), USA 2006, digital video 25’
Cotton Candy, USA 2001, digital video, 54’

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