The Art Department and the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University are co-sponsoring a screening of two short films by my friend Simon Tarr tomorrow night (Wednesday, November 10th). See Tia Mak and Giri Chit at 7 p.m. in Annenberg Forum on the first floor of Carswell Hall.
Simon Tarr, who will be available to answer questions following the screening, is an American independent filmmaker who specializes in digital experimental animation and new media art. He has made eleven short films, two features, and has given live VJ performances around the world.
He teaches in the Department of Art at the University of South Carolina and is the 2010 recipient of the University Film and Video Association Teaching Award for achievement in pedagogy that contributes to the field of film and video education.
Tia Mak (17 minutes) is a VJ performance that remixes the classic documentary Nanook of the North into an avant-garde, pre-apocalyptic rock and roll show.
Giri Chit (14 minutes) tells an epic tale that begins with a worker driving a mobile sweeper in hypnotic circles across an already immaculate surface in Japan with a cast of thousands toiling hundreds of feet above the street.
The event is free and open to the public.