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Ciné Salon: "Eros and Wisdom" with R. Bruce Elder

Canadian film artist and author Bruce Elder's "Eros and Wonder" is an extended journey into image manipulation that suggest an erotic wonder at the world’s surfaces.

Monday, November 29, 2021
7:00pm – 9:45pm
Howe Library in person and online
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Films, Lectures & Seminars

Online Zoom & Live at Howe Library - Showtime begins at exactly 7PM, please arrive early!


Eros and Wonder is an extended journey into image manipulation, crossing chemical transformations of the image with electrical modifications to produce a fantasia of vibrant forms that suggest an erotic wonder at the world’s surfaces. The experiment, a first of its kind for Elder, combines a variety of techniques via new software designed by Elder. Since 1975, Elder has built two formidable cinema cycles, “The Book of All the Dead” (40 hours) and “The Book of Praise” (15 hours) of which Eros and Wisdom is an autonomous unit. Robert Haller was an ardent supporter of Elder’s cinema presenting the first full screening of “The Book of All the Dead” in 1987.



Meeting ID: 851 2599 8997

Passcode: 575570

All of Elder’s films are obsessively concerned with ultimate questions of love and Be-ing, of Death and meaning, of the search for God and the spiritual at a time when such a quest has either been largely abandoned, or left in the hands of fundamentalists and cynical politicians.” —Robert Haller

Some content MATURE in theme, viewer discretion advised.

FILM: Eros and Wisdom (2003) R. Bruce Elder, Greg Boa. Sound by Greg Boa and Alex Geddie. Courtesy Stephen Broomer. TRT 104 mins.

BIO: R. Bruce Elder is a Canadian filmmaker, software developer, scholar and author of Cubism and Futurism: Spiritual Machines and the Cinematic Effect (2017). His achievements were recognized by the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, Canada’s most prestigious award, and the Royal Society of Canada.

LINKS: https://www.cccb.org/en/participants/file/r-bruce-elder/223792



COSPONSORS: AVA Gallery and Art Center, Canyon Cinema, CATV, Department of Film and Media Studies Dartmouth College, Filmmakers Showcase, Film Video Digital, Hood Museum of Art Dartmouth, Howe Library, Jones Media Center Dartmouth Library, Re:Voir Video and VTIFF Vermont International Film Festival.

XXV:HALLER1: Ciné Salon Fall 2021 honors the remarkable film historian, film archivist and photo documentarian Robert A. Haller (1942-2021). http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/about/haller

For more information, contact:
Bruce Posner / Megan Coleman

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.