Conversations at the Edge: Current Schedule
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
April 4, 6:00 p.m.
Hannes Schüpbach in person
The films of renowned Swiss artist Hannes Schüpbach are lyrical, often transcendent portraits of people, spaces, and everyday life. A painter, performance artist, and expert on textile art, Schüpbach weaves together light, gesture, and a keen attentiveness to the material world into meticulously structured compositions. His films, notes Haden Guest, open onto "a multi-layered world, where superimpositions and reflections suggest the hidden depths of the places and people evoked within them." For this program, he presents Spin/Verso/Contour (2001–11), an affecting trilogy about his parents, and L'Atelier (2008), a portrait of an artist's studio in Paris. Organized with the support of SWISS FILMS–The Arts Council of Switzerland.
2001–11, France/Switzerland, 16mm, ca. 60 min + discussion
Hannes Schüpbach (b. 1965, Winterthur, Switzerland) is a painter, performance artist, filmmaker, and curator of artists' films. Schüpbach is best known for his 16mm films, which have been shown at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur; Centre Pompidou; Biennale de l'image en mouvement, Geneva; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Tate Modern, London; and the Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, Massachusetts.