Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Lessons in the Sky: A Filmic Tribute to Audubon

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 8:30pm
Dia Art Foundation and The Hispanic Society of America present 'Tuesdays on the Terrace' @ Audubon Terrace at The Hispanic Society of America
Broadway between 155th and 156th streets, New York City

Lessons in the Sky: A Filmic Tribute to Audubon

Curated by Andrea Grover, founder Aurora Picture Show

John James Audubon’s New York farm, Minniesland, once occupied 40 wilderness acres of what is now the Washington Heights Neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. This cinematic tribute to the universal pastime of bird watching is a nod to the farmland that once comprised this region, Audubon’s life work with wildlife, and the timeless current of artists’ studies of the natural world. This screening will showcase short films and videos on birds and natural history in a variety of genres including film and video art, documentary, experimental, animation, found footage, historical and silent films.

Image: The realTime and Life of John James Audubon, Emily Kuehn, video and animation, 2009

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