11/1/2019 – A Salon with Lana Z Caplan

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in Canyon Cinema Salon, Events and Screenings

Still from Patches of Snow in July by Lana Z Caplan

Still from Patches of Snow in July by Lana Z Caplan

A Salon with Lana Z Caplan
Friday, November 1st, 2019 // 7:30 PM (doors 7:00 PM)
16 Sherman Street
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We are delighted to welcome multimedia artist Lana Z Caplan to present a Canyon Cinema Salon screening at 16 Sherman Street in San Francisco. Caplan has curated a program that elegantly weaves films from Canyon’s deep catalog along with her poignant and visually rich work.

“Chosen from subconscious memories and deep influences, the films in this program relate to the ideas and approaches that I have been wrestling with in my own work: harmony and disharmony with the rhythms and gifts of earth — persuasive and abusive use of media — ritual, ceremony, mysticism — and the fleeting preciousness of it all. ”  – Lana Z Caplan

As always, this event is free and open to the public, with refreshments served beginning at 7:00 and the doors closed for the start of the show at 7:30. An informal conversation with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

Program includes:

Kalendar by Naomi Uman (2008, 12 min, 16mm)

A Depression in the Bay of Bengal by Mark Lapore (1996, 28 min, 16mm)

My Name is Oona by Gunvor Nelson (1969, 10 min, 16mm)

HedonHeathen 1 by Lana Z Caplan (2013, 2 min, HD)

Aspect by Emily Richardson (2004, 9 min, 16mm)

Patches of Snow in July by Lana Z Caplan (2017, 8 min, HD)

About Lana Z Caplan:

Lana Z Caplan works across various media, including single-channel films or videos in essay form, interactive installations, video art, and photography. Inspired by particular locations and notions of utopia, her work often explores the implications of the social landscape on the physical landscape and the transformative experience images, social and immersive media have on our psyche.

Caplan’s work has been recognized by awards at various exhibitions and festivals including the Audience Award at the Crossroads Film Festival in San Francisco and Director’s Prize at Black Maria Film Festival. Other notable exhibitions and festivals include Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Inside Out Art Museum (Beijing), National Gallery (San Juan, PR), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City), Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Edinburgh International Film Festival, L’Alternativa Independent Film Festival (Barcelona), Anthology Film Archives (NY, NY), Chicago Underground Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Antimatter [media art] (Victoria, BC), Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Scotland), Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque), Currents New Media Festival (Santa Fe) and Havana Film Festival. Caplan is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography and Video at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

The Canyon Cinema Salon series is made possible with generous support from the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation.