The Decaying Frame & What's Blooming Now

March 15, 2019 @ 5:00PM — 6:00PM

Filmmaker Bill Morrison will present excerpts from his extensive filmography and multimedia artist Laurie Olinder will present images of an installation of pattern and floral-inspired paintings and textiles.

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In "The Decaying Frame: Time Made Visible," renowned filmmaker Bill Morrison presents excerpts from his extensive filmography. Morrison's films typically source rare archival footage in which long-forgotten, and sometimes deteriorated, imagery is reframed as part of a collective mythology. His work has been recognized with the Alpert Award, Creative Capital Award, a Smithsonian Ingenuity Award, and a Critics' Choice Award, among many other recognitions. He was honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, and offered a mid-career retrospective at MoMA. Additionally, Morrison has collaborated with the some of the most celebrated musicians and composers of our time, including John Adams, Philip Glass, Vijay Iyer, Kronos Quartet, David Lang, Steve Reich and Julia Wolfe.

In "What's Blooming Now," multimedia artist, photographer and textile designer Laurie Olinder will present images of an installation of pattern- and floral-inspired paintings and textiles. She will also show images of her immersive visualscape projections for "Spinning," a musical work composed by MacArthur Fellow, Julia Wolfe. Olinder is a founding member of New York's Ridge Theater and has been recognized with an OBIE Award, a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award and an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Design in the Theater. She has designed projections for numerous contemporary composers and performers, including John Adams, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Henryk Gorecki, the Kronos Quartet, David Lang and Julia Wolfe. Her work has been shown at noted performance venues, including ART, BAM, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and MASS MoCA.

Patricia Caswell, Hermitage co-founder and program director says, "Before and after the program, audience members are invited to browse through the newly renovated Palm House's visual and performance spaces, made possible in part, by funding from PGT Industries, The Selby Foundation, and Bayfront Builders. We will take this occasion to thank them and celebrate the generosity that has made the Palm house more professional for our artists, and more welcoming for audiences."

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to program time. A waiting list will be kept on a first come first serve basis, with unclaimed seats opening up to the wait list at 5 minutes prior to program start time.