Art Opening: Leslie Thornton and Thomas Zummer

Where University Commons, 179, Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery

Duration 2 hours

EMU has the privilege of hosting pioneer filmmaker/artists/scholars LESLIE THORNTON and THOMAS ZUMMER this week in a show exhibiting these dynamic partners together for the first time.

Thornton and Zummer will be here all week – hanging their show in Margaret Martin Gehman gallery in University Commons and talking with various classes. Please welcome them to campus and engage their wonderful work culminating in their Friday, November 1st opening and reception.

TITLE: (an accidental and intermittent collaboration concerning the sublime), mixed-media
WHEN: Friday, November 1, 4-6 p.m.
WHERE: Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery

LESLIE THORNTON: is an American filmmaker and artist, Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. She’s recently returned from the London and New York film festivals where she received rave reviews for new and legacy work.

Thornton’s film and media works have been exhibited across the world, in venues including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Biennial Exhibition; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Rotterdam International Film Festival; New York Film Festival; capcMusée, Bordeaux; Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley; and festivals in Oberhausen, Graz, Mannheim, Berlin, Austin, Toronto, Tokyo and Seoul, among many others.

Leslie was the only female experimental filmmaker noted in Cahiers du Cinema’s ’60 most important American Directors’ publication. Leslie Thornton’s project Peggy and Fred in Hell was awarded in numerous in annual best lists including: The Village Voice and The New York Times.

THOMAS ZUMMER is an internationally aclaimed independent scholar and writer, as well as being an artist and curator. Zummer teaches in the Graduate Studies division and Digital + Media Department at Rhode Island School of Design and is a Graduate Professor of Graphic Information Design at Central Connecticut State University. He is also visiting professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

In 1982 Thomas Zummer began his studies with Paul de Man and Jacques Derrida at Yale University in the Comparative Literature department.
Thomas Zummer then worked as a research assistant to Michel Foucault. at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1981-86 Zummer studied with Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Umbert Eco, Paul Ricoeur and John Searle at the University of Toronto, Institute for Semiotics and Structural Studies. From 1991-92 Zummer studied Arabic Languages at The New School for Social Research.

Both artists will be present at the 4 pm opening to discuss their work.

Light refreshments will be served.

Intended Audience General Public

Tags ARTSHOW, Arts