Couleurs Mécaniques: Films of Rose Lowder


San Francisco Cinematheque presents:
Wed, October 10 – Pacific Film Archive
Sun, October 14 – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Rose Lowder in Person

Hailing from the south of France, filmmaker, curator, and archivist Rose Lowder has created a remarkable body of 16mm films that explore visual perception and the mechanics of the cinematic apparatus while absolutely exploding with ecstatic color and vibrant kinetic life. Inspired largely by the rhythms of rural life, Lowder’s films joyously celebrate the textures of the natural world with an impassioned, Impressionistic eye. Tonight’s screening, on the occasion of her first visit to the Bay Area since 1987, represents a brief overview of Lowder’s extraordinary body of work from 1978 to 2011, including Roulement, rouerie, aubage, a study of paddle wheels on the River Sorgue; Rue des Teinturiers; Les Coquelicots (Poppies), a fusion of fishing boats and a field of red poppies; Beijing 1988; Jardin du sel/Salt Garden, a series of six poetic pictures, based on the sun, the wind and the sea; and Bouquets 11-20, ten tightly structured, intricately woven, single-frame floral flicker films.

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