Noted filmmaker to lecture, Nov. 28
Posted November 15, 2006; 11:54 p.m.
Austrian avant-garde filmmaker Peter Kubelka will discuss his work at noon Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Kubelka is renowned as both an innovative filmmaker and a distinguished film theorist. An Old Dominion Fellow in Visual Arts at Princeton this fall, he is offering a course on cinema and the related arts.
Kubelka has been an independent filmmaker since 1952. His "Metric Films" preceded and laid the ground for structural cinema.
He also has worked in cooking, music, architecture, speaking and writing. Kubelka communicates through lectures that also use nonverbal elements "to free our worldview from being the exclusive property of language."
A co-founder of the Austrian Film Museum in 1964, Kubelka was its curator for many decades. In 1970, he co-founded the Anthology Film Archives in New York and designed the viewing space, the "Invisible Cinema." In 1980, he started the music ensemble "Spatium Musicum" with which he performed in his "Nonverbal Lectures."
His lecture is sponsored by the Council of the Humanities and the Program in Visual Arts.