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Variant Chants

(Joseph Bernard, 1983, 16 min)

This is an often rapid montage of stills and short clips referencing aspects of “set-up” or tabletop filmmaking, as well as my own paintings on glass and 35mm slide photographs. In part, the film provides a view of it’s little laboratory, disclosure of it’s own making. For me, this remains an in-total dervish dance... a celebration of light, color, movement and all the charged beauty I was capable of, then or since.

Filmmaker in Attendance, Super 8, Silent

Directed by Joseph Bernard


Wednesday, March 26 7:00pm

Joseph Bernard: Super 8 Films

Joseph Bernard, a Detroit-based artist schooled in painting, worked exclusively with Super 8mm silent films for ten years beginning in the late 1970s. He made over 100 films during this

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)