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Light Industry Film Screening The Hart of London 16mm dir. Jack Chambers (1970)

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Perhaps it was ten years ago that the artists Arakawa and Madeline Gins told me of a scientist researching optical physiology. He had determined that cats would be his living subjects. To this end he had constructed a three-story-high narrow cylinder. Along its interior vivid images were pasted, illuminat-ed. Photographs within these cylinder walls depicted elements interesting to cats: brightly colored birds, bowls of food, shimmering fi shes, wild animals, hu-man faces. The experiment was contrived to photo-graph the last retinal image mirrored on the pupils of the cats immediately after their death–killed from the impact of being thrown down the narrow cylinder.
If there could be a retinal analysis of imprinted fi lmic imagery, expanded in time by description, com-pressed as memory, as an intensity of linked recogni-tions–this optical imprint on my inner vision would be inscribed with fragments from the fi lms of Jack Chambers. – Carolee Schneemann


October 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Devin Fore
Office of the Provost


James M. Stewart Theater
185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ
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