John Sanborn: Gilligan’s Wake
Friday, Feb 09, 2018, 4:30PM
Osher Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street
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John Sanborn: Gilligan's Wake

“We are paddling in the backwash caused by a three-hour tour, which became (like video art) an indelible part of our culture—demonstrating that both the straight line and the circuitous are effective. I will illustrate this concept using history, biology, and technology (a “farce majeure” of stories and clips) to show that during a ritual's liminal stage, participants "balance" between their previous way of structuring their identity, time, or community; and a curious one.”

John Sanborn is an award-winning media artist whose work explores issues of consciousness, memory, and music. Vanity Fair called him “the acknowledged genius in the field,” and earlier this year, Le Monde praised his “intimate, introspective vision” after a solo gallery show in Paris. Sanborn was recently named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, and the Mill Valley Film Festival honored him with their lifetime achievement award.


Image: John Sanborn, Tue Mon Amour, 2017. 4-channel video and sound installation; 16:28 min. Sound by Dorian Wallace.