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Reflections: Material and Metaphor
This four-part series explores both our physical and psychological worlds with a special focus on light and reflection.

Light Leaks
This manic performance strips reflection to its base element: light. Music accompanies four 16mm projectors as beams of light bounce from mirrors and other reflective surfaces.

Reflectors and chromatic diffraction glasses will be provided; everyone is invited to participate in this freeform improvisation and create luminous effects of their own!


Hybrids of Plants and Ghosts (2005, 8 min.), by John Davis, muses on the differences between film and digital video. The light from a 16mm projector is captured and abstracted by a video camera while a modified soundtrack of Exploratorium activity plays in the background.

Color and Modulation (2006, 7 min.), by Rob Tyler, is a collection of hand painted films projected and manipulated by digital video software. Their vibrant colors and organic shapes create dizzying effects—which pop out even more through chromatic diffraction glasses.

The Cinema Arts Program is funded in part by the Louis Goldblatt Memorial Fund and by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
Event Type: Film
Event Group: Reflections
Museum area: McBean Theater

Official Website: http://calendar.exploratorium.edu/index.html

Added by ExplOratorium SF on August 6, 2009

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