Free Event

Thu, March 29, 12:30pm

Michael Robinson: Juror Presentation

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)

Since the year 2000, Michael Robinson has created a body of film, video and photography work exploring the joys and dangers of mediated experience; cultivating new resonances between seemingly disparate elements and reconfiguring artifacts of the too-recent past. 

Films Showing:

And We All Shine On

(Michael Robinson, 2006) 7 min

An ill wind is transitting through the lonely night, spreading myth and deception along its murky path. Conjuring a vision of a post-apocalyptic paradise, this unworldly broadcast reveals its hidden...

These Hammers Don’t Hurt Us

(Michael Robinson, 2010) 13 min

Tired of underworld and overworld alike, Isis escourts her favorite son on their final curtain call down the Nile, leaving a neon wake of shattered tombs and sparkling sarcophagi....

The General Returns From One Place To Another

(Michael Robinson, 2006) 11 min

Shaping a concurrently indulgent and skeptical experience of the beautiful, the film draws an uneasy balance between the romantic and the horrid. A Frank O'Hara monologue (from a play of...

All Through the Night

(Michael Robinson, 2008) 4 min

A charred visitation with an icy language of control: "there is no room for love". Splinters of Nordic fairy tales and ecological disaster films are ground down into a prism...

Light is Waiting

(Michael Robinson, 2007) 11 min

A very special episode of television's Full House devours itself from the inside out, excavating a hypnotic nightmare of a culture lost at sea. Tropes of video art and family...

If There Be Thorns

(Michael Robinson, 2009) 13 min

A dark wave of exile, incest, and magic burns across the tropics, forging a knotted trail into the black hole. Three star-crossed siblings wander in search of one another as...

Line Describing Your Mom

(Michael Robinson, 2011) 6 min

This is the new choreography of devotion, via the vlog of southern nightmares. This is the light that never goes out. This is the line describing your mom.-MR...

Carpenter

(Michael Robinson, 2001) 3 min

A get-well card in celluloid and tape.  A farewell in black and white. -MR...

Victory Over the Sun

(Michael Robinson, 2007) 13 min

Dormant sites of past World's Fairs breed an erruptive struggle between spirit and matter, ego and industry, futurism and failure. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the...