Program Type: 
FilmVideo
San Francisco Cinematheque presents
Natural Forces: Films of Gunvor Nelson
November 30, 2012
Screening Room

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San Francisco Cinematheque presents:
Natural Forces: Films of Gunvor Nelson
Fri, Nov 30  •  7:30pm
Gunvor Nelson in Person
Screening Room
Admission per screening: $10 Regular/ $6 YBCA members and SFC members


The films of Gunvor Nelson are saturated with a restless, offhand elegance. –James Irwin

The films of Gunvor Nelson are rich and sensuous experiential puzzles filled with ambiguous yet uncannily resonant imagery, always embodying an aesthetic of inquiry and of seeking. A Bay Area resident for over thirty years (and teacher at SFAI for twenty), she has been sorely missed since her return to her native Sweden in 1993. On this special visit she will present three works: Light Years (1987), an evocative collage–film journey through the Swedish landscape; Before Need Redressed, a 1994 re–edit (with Dorothy Wiley) of their 1979 film, Before Need, a reflection on absurdity, retrospection and memory; and her first video work Tree–Line (Trädgräns) (1998), a complex combination of rhyme and locomotion.

NOTE: Gunvor Nelson will appear at Pacific Film Archive on Wednesday, November 28 for a completely different screening of her works. Visit bampfa.berkeley.edu for more details.

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  • Natural Forces: Films of Gunvor Nelson
    Nov 30, 2012 6:30pm
    Screening Room

    The films of Gunvor Nelson are rich and sensuous experiential puzzles filled with ambiguous yet uncannily resonant imagery, always embodying an aesthetic of inquiry and of seeking. A Bay Area resident for over thirty years (and teacher at SFAI for twenty), she has been sorely missed since her return to her native Sweden in 1993. On this special visit she will present three works: Light Years (1987), an evocative collage–film journey through the Swedish landscape; Before Need Redressed, a 1994 re–edit (with Dorothy Wiley) of their 1979 film, Before Need, a reflection on absurdity, retrospection and memory; and her first video work Tree–Line (Trädgräns) (1998), a complex combination of rhyme and locomotion.

    NOTE: Gunvor Nelson will appear at Pacific Film Archive on Wednesday, November 28 for a completely different screening of her works. Visit bampfa.berkeley.edu for more details.

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YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
Abundance Foundation
Adobe
Koret Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.