Laurel Nakadate’s two feature-length videos, The Wolf Knife (2010) and Stay the Same Never Change (2009) will be screened together at this special double feature presentation. Featuring vibrant photography and intense performances, the videos are a revelation in composition and elliptical narrative. Like her photography, Nakadate’s feature-length videos present the wondrous and uneasy collision of feminine adolescent fantasy and masculine angst and repression. These multidimensional works reveal a shifting terrain of power among their various protagonists. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artist.
Nakadate is a photographer, video artist and filmmaker. She was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Ames, Iowa. She received a BFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and an MFA in photography from Yale University. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide including MoMA PS1, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Getty Museum and the Museo Reina Sofia. In 2009, her first feature film, Stay the Same Never Change, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to be featured in New Directors/New Films at MoMA and Lincoln Center. Her second feature, The Wolf Knife, premiered at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival and was nominated for a 2010 Gotham Independent Film Award and a 2011 Independent Spirit Award. Nakadate’s work is in many public and private collections including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Saatchi Collection and the Museum of Modern Art. She is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York and lives in New York City.
Additionally, throughout the week (February 24–March 2) a selection of Nakadate’s short-form videos (2006–10) will be on display, free of charge, in the Mission District at the Roxie Theater, Artists’ Television Access, the Summit and the Explorist International.
Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/Screenings-and-Events/KinoTek.aspx
Added by cinesoul on January 28, 2011