"The goal is for the projected image to have the same force of awakening sight as any other great image."
More than five decades, American filmmaker Robert Beavers (1949) has come nearer to this self-set objective than any other person in his métier. Those sufficiently lucky to have encountered the entire review of Beavers' work composed by the Austrian Film Museum in the fall of 2010 know about the tactile inebriation and the power of visual and aural encounters these works offer ascent to. They offer an inundation into the excellence and knowledge of art – both with regards to the spots and exercises recorded by Beavers (anyplace amongst Florence and Massachusetts) and in connection to his own film make sparkling in the projection.
Since this review, the Austrian Film Museum has made further strides towards saving and dispersing the work of Robert Beavers – and he himself has made new movies. On two nighttimes, these lines of movement will be united. Presenting: the main monograph on the craftsman; the rebuilding of his key work From the Notebook of… (1971/98) did by the Film Museum and as of now exhibited at the Berlinale, the New York Film Festival and the Cinémathèque française; another obtaining for the accumulation – Early Monthly Segments (1968-70); and the world debut of the 35mm renditions of his three most recent movies.
1968 to 2017: cases of an uncommon oeuvre that shuns the moving-picture buildups of the craftsmanship world and declines to oblige attractive groupings of period and style. Which is the reason New York Times workmanship pundit Roberta Smith made a fairly late, however more determinedly pronounced revelation of his "bewildering accomplishment": "Mr. Beavers has spent his career being precociously ahead of schedule and also somewhat outside his time."
The screenings will take place in the presence of Robert Beavers. The book "Robert Beavers", edited by Rebekah Rutkoff (Volume 30 in the FilmmuseumSynema publication series), will be presented on this occasion.
- From the Notebook of... (1971/98, 35mm, Colour, 48 min)
- Listening to the Space in My Room (2013, 35mm, Colour, 19 min)
- Early Monthly Segments (1968–70/2002, 35mm, Colour, 34 min)
- The Suppliant (2010, 35mm, Colour, 5 min)
- Pitcher of Colored Light (2007, 35mm, Colour, 23 min)