(Johann Lurf, 2012, 6 min)

A portrait of the imposing gravity dam of the Morris Reservoir near Azusa, California. Lurf captures the details of the infrastructure marvel with a quiet, persistent camera, subtly framing the facility in ways that render it as somewhere between a scale replica and reality. Ominous perceptual shifts resonate with the reservoir’s history as a bulwark against the 1938 Los Angeles Flood and a testing site for numerous torpedoes and ballistic missiles through most of the Cold War.

Video, Silent

Directed by Johann Lurf


Sunday, March 24 2:00pm

“The Radiant” by The Otolith Group

The Radiant explores the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, when the Tohoku earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed many thousands and caused the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)