Visiting Lecturer: Johanna Gosse on “Bruce Connor’s Atomic Sublime Cinema”

4:00 pm
Richards Hall Room: 15
Additional Info: RH
Johanna Gosse is an art historian specializing in the postwar American avant-garde, with an emphasis on experimental film and media practices. She earned her PhD in the History of Art from Bryn Mawr College in 2014 with a dissertation on the experimental films of San Francisco-based artist Bruce Conner. You can read more about past work and current projects at: www.johannagosse.com.

San Francisco-based artist Bruce Conner, a 1956 graduate of UNL, made his first experimental film, A MOVIE, in 1958, at the height of national anxiety about the atomic threat. Over the following decades, his films continued to address the cultural and political fallout of the Cold War. This talk examines Conner’s filmic output over two and a half decades, from his pioneering works of “found footage” montage, to his participation in psychedelic expanded cinema performance, to his more intimate portraits of female friends and later interest in music video.

Johanna Grosse’s visit to UNL is made possible by the Hixson-Lied Endowment.

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