March 13th 2010
Olympia Film Society
206 5th Ave. SE
Artist James Coupe’s controversial work with ‘surveillance cinema’ uses computer vision software to extract demographic and behavioral information from video footage. The footage is then automatically reorganized and recontextualized into narratives, often based upon classic film scripts. At Olympia Film Society, Coupe will discuss his work and screen several of his recent short films, alongside extracts from cinematic ‘templates’ that he has used, such as Antonioni’s Blow-Up.
The lecture is part of Artist Trust’s Meet the Artist program, an integral component of the annual Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship. Meet the Artist events bridge our artistic community with the diverse communities in Washington State, increasing awareness about the vital roles art and artists play in our culture. Find out more at www.artisttrust.org