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Voices: Rebecca Baron

Rebecca Baron

Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Gallery 400
1240 West Harrison Street

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Rebecca Baron (born 1968) is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker whose work has been screened extensively, including in the New York, Rotterdam, and Vienna Film Festivals. Her film okay bye-bye (1999) received awards at the San Francisco, Montreal, and Ann Arbor Film Festivals, and was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2000. Her film The Idea of North (1995) received awards at the Athens, Leipzig, and Onion City Film Festivals, among others. Baron is Associate Dean of the School of Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts.

Baron will be screening How Little We Know of Our Neighbors (2005) an experimental documentary about Britain s Mass Observation Movement. The film deals with the group s relationship to surveillance, public self-disclosure, and privacy, while offering views of the multiple roles cameras have played in public space since the 1880s, when the introduction of hand-held cameras brought photography out of the studio and into the streets.