(Eugene Richards, US 2016, 15 min., DCP)
Artist in Person. Though confined to a nursing home, 90-year-old Melvin Wisdahl lives an interior life, filled with images of the war he fought in, the struggles of the early Norwegian settlers of North Dakota, his ghost town of a home, his love of the ever-evolving and threatened land.
This screening will also include a five-minute excerpt from Richards’s new film Thy Kingdom Come, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018, and shorts associated with four different series of photographs on view in his retrospective exhibition: A Procession of Them (US 2008, 5 min. 49 sec., digital video); Stepping Through the Ashes (US 2011, 7 min. 6 sec., digital video); The Blue Room (US 2015, 8 min. 52 sec., digital video); Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down (US 2015, 9 min. 21 sec., digital video).
Discussion with Eugene Richards will follow.