Two Short Films by Emily Wardill

December 9, 2010, 7:00PM

20 Ames Street Building E15
Cambridge, MA 02139

Ben (2007, 10 minutes)
Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck (2007, 10 minutes)

These two 16mm films screened as part of the exhibition combine theatre, visual culture, allegory, and “knots” in historical time, along with the artist’s heightened use of filmic narrative. Ben (2007), is based on one of Freud’s psychological studies, in which hypnosis is used to induce a “negative hallucination,” or the active removal of a perception (where the hypnotized subject becomes convinced they see an object that is not actually there). Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck (2007) revolves around a story based on a stained glass window, told through the artifice of cinematic melodrama.

This film screening takes place in Reference Gallery.

For more information, contact:

Mark Linga
[617] 452-3586