THE LIGHTED FIELD: REMEMBERING ANDREW NOREN

February 15, 2016

 

The Lighted Field (1987) is a 59 minute, silent black & white 16mm film, and is one of the masterworks from Andrew Noren (1943–2015). The film will screen at the 54th AAFF - 7pm on Wednesday, March 16th in the Michigan Theater Screening Room.

 

"Noren's films were among the most visually intense and overwhelming films ever created, incorporating relentless barrages of imagery, rapid in-camera editing, incredible single-framing and time lapse photography, only pausing for the briefest of moments. Noren was a master 16mm photographer, a master of capturing motion and a master of black & white composition. Shot largely in bustling cities during the course of the artist’s daily life, Noren’s films emphasize the passing of time and—in their speed and Noren’s uncanny rendering solid forms as fragile and ephemeral—are consistently concerned with not only passing time, but the brevity of life. An amazing filmmaker with an incredible body of work, Noren’s films presented profound challenges to the art of filmmaking and expressed, in purely visual terms, an extremely complex and radical aesthetics-based philosophy that is frequently chilling and always exhilarating." - Steve Polta, SF Cinematheque

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