ARK is a cinematic installation featuring a film by Michael A. Morris made from archival 35mm film prints held in the Hamon Library’s G. William Jones Film and Video Collection. The work is installed on a looping film system devised by Jones Film Collection staff members Jeremy Spracklen and Scott Martin, in conjunction with Brad Miller from Film-Tech Cinema Systems. The looping film is a new mosaic of images and sounds created by contact printing and hand processing of short lengths of films selected from the archive. Highlighting the mechanics of projection typically hidden from the viewer, the space of the Hawn Gallery performs as a small cinema. The metaphor of both Noah’s Ark and the Ark of the Covenant serves as a parallel for the archive as it rescues hundreds of films from the deluge of time. These films are reactivated by bringing them back into the light and onto the screen in a new looping film installation. Such assemblage embodies our cinematic heritage. For more information call 214.768.3813 or visit https://www.smu.edu/Libraries/Hamon/Exhibitions/Current
Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.; 12-5 p.m. Sat.; 2-9 p.m. Sun.
Opening reception: Friday, September 14, 5-7 p.m.; artist talk at 5:45 p.m.