FRED CAMPER Instructor, Liberal Arts (2012). S.B. Physics, 1971, MIT; M.A., Cinema Studies, 1974, NYU. Exhibitions: programs and lectures on experimental film throughout the world; made "experimental" films, 1967-1984; has been making digital art, mostly photo based, since 2005, with three solo shows thus far. Publications: Has written extensively on film (avant-garde, classical Hollywood, and many other types) and art, including weekly art reviews and/or artist profiles for the "Chicago Reader," 1993-2007; Artforum; Film Culture;ArtNEWS; Screen (U.K); the Soho Weekly News; Chicago Reader; Chicago Tribune. Awards: Lisagor Award for Chicago journalism, 1999; Anthology Film Archives' Film Preservation Honor, 2001.
Experience at SAIC
For the last nine years, I have been making digital prints, mostly photo based, trying to expand the viewer's feeling of the world. I have written on film for most of my life, and been an art critic for two decades. Inspired in part by wilderness trips I took alone when younger, and by Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque polyphonic music, I am interested in looking beyond the narrow realms of current political issues and momentary human moods and emotions.
Classical music, painting, cinema, architecture, literature, bicycling, wilderness.
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