Off the Screen! Expanded Cinema from the Ann Arbor Film Festival” opens at the Ann Arbor Art Center on March 10 and runs through Festival week.

This exhibit showcases three video installations, as part of AAFF's Off the Screen! Pioneering Taiwanese video artist Yuan Goangming's 3-channel video projection Indication, depicts people emerging from a deep, dark background to address the spectators. Detroit-based Simon Alexander-Adams and Isaac Levine present Moiré Pool, an interactive multimedia installation that generates sound and image in reaction to the spectator's movements. Mixed media installation Wheatfields and the Sea or: How to feel deprived of sensation by Jonathan Rattner and Ayşe Gül Süter reflects on the violence in the Summer of 2016, including the mass shootings in the U.S., terrorist bombings in Istanbul and Europe, and the attempted coup d’etat in Turkey.

The opening reception is Friday, March 10 from 6-9 pm and is free and open to the public. Many thanks to Logan for providing light appetizers to make the occasion extra special! Check out these expanded cinema installations and join us in celebrating our Off the Screen! series as we ramp up for an exciting 55th AAFF week!

Off the Screen! includes expanded cinema performances, installations, and educational salon sessions at the 55th AAFF. The series aims to present alternative cinematic forms and to create an environment for meaningful conversation about the culture of the moving image. Read our blog for more information!