Tonight is the third program in the Channel Silver Eye microcinema screening series ! Clown Mask Replica will feature a selection of contemporary videos that explore themes of representation and artifice in the mediated experience. These films turn a particular eye and ear tuned toward the inherent tensions that arise through attempts to capture reality, reveal the behind-the-scenes chicanery of “live television,” and navigate the vast media landscape as it converges with memory in the creation of a fictional film. The program includes Nathan Truesdell’s Balloonfest, Benjamin and Stefan Ramirez Perez’s CONFLUENCE, Indefinite Pitch by James N. Kienitz Wilkins, and Scott Cummings’s Buffalo Juggalos.
This event is curated by Ross Nugent, a filmmaker and the Assistant Professor of Communication of Thiel College, who will introduce the program and lead a post-screening discussion.