Roger Beebe in performance, 2017

Films for One to Eight Projectors
Multi-projector experiments by Roger Beebe

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Atlanta Contemporary | 7:00 pm
Doors at 6:30 | $8 admission

Throughout its history, the Film Love series has regularly hosted visiting filmmakers to present their work in person. Continuing this tradition, we host the indefatigable traveler/filmmaker/curator Roger Beebe – returning to Atlanta on his new 4-month, 3000-mile roadshow of spectacular multiple-projector performances.

A longtime Atlanta visitor, Beebe will present several premieres of new works alongside some of his best-known 16mm projector performances (including the six-projector show-stopping Last Light of a Dying Star) as well as recent award-winning work in single-channel HD video. These works take on a range of strategies from formalist investigations of the materials of film to essayistic explorations of popular culture and a range of topics from the forbidden pleasures of men crying (Historia Calamitatum [The Story of My Misfortunes]) and the secret logic of the book of Genesis (Beginnings) to Las Vegas suicides (Money Changes Everything) and the real spaces of the virtual economy (Amazonia).

Roger Beebe’s previous Atlanta shows have been audience favorites, combining artistic rigor with lively participation and discussion. Film Love and Atlanta Contemporary are proud to host Beebe for his only Atlanta appearance on this tour.

Roger Beebe’s work since 2006 consists primarily of multiple projector performances that explore the world of found images and the "found" landscapes of late capitalism. He has screened his films around the globe at such unlikely venues as the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square and McMurdo Station in Antarctica as well as more likely ones including Sundance and the Museum of Modern Art with solo shows at Anthology Film Archives, The Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City, and Los Angeles Filmforum among many other venues. As film programmer, Beebe also ran Flicker, a festival of small-gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and was the founder and Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival from 2004-2014. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Art at the Ohio State University.

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