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Art & Art History

Voices: James Benning

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Gallery 400 is pleased to welcome James Benning (born 1942), an independent filmmaker whose work focuses on a sense of place. His career has ranged from an early experimentation with an avant-garde aesthetic to his embrace, during the 1980s and 90s, of explicitly autobiographical elements and increased human content. With his California Trilogy (2000-01), Benning entered a new phase, refining his formalist style and political concerns while distilling his abiding interest in place and exacting organizational structures. Over the past twenty-five years, Benning has completed fourteen feature-length films that have shown in many different venues across the world. Benning currently teaches filmmaking and experimental sound at the California Institute of the Arts.

This program is sponsored by Howard and Donna Stone and Jeff Stokols and Daryl Gerber Stokols. </h