"twohundredfiftysixcolors" debuts at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Thursday, 11 April 2013

[trailer via Art F City]

"twohundredfiftysixcolors" debuts at the Gene Siskel Film Center: Conversations at the Edge Series - 4/18/13

Thursday, April 18, 6:00 p.m.
World Premiere!
twohundredfiftysixcolors
2013, Eric Fleischauer & Jason Lazarus, digital file, 97 min + discussion

Crafted from thousands of animated GIFs (the file format used to create simple, looping animations online) “twohundredfiftysixcolors” is an expansive and revealing portrait of what has become a zeitgeist medium. Once used primarily as an internet page signpost, the file type has evolved into a nimble and ubiquitous tool for pop-cultural memes, self-expression, and considered artistic gestures. Chicago-based artists Eric Fleischauer and Jason Lazarus chart the GIF’s evolution, its connections to early cinema, and its contemporary cultural and aesthetic possibilities, archiving this particular moment in the history of the motion picture and internet culture and reflecting on the future of both. Digital file. (Amy Beste)

Eric Fleischauer and Jason Lazarus will be present for audience discussion.

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