Film Screening + Discussion/Q&A

Jan 15, 2022

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Macbride Hall, Auditorium

15-37 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Still shot from film in Mammal Hall at UIMNH

Screening with artist discussion to follow, moderated by the Pentacrest Museums, with audience Q & A at the end. Use stairs or elevator in Macbride Hall to access the auditorium from the 2nd or 3rd floors. Masks are strongly encouraged.

A polyphonic, sensory study of museums and the questions that arise as we wander through them. This short film was created as a collaboration between three artists from different disciplines: Auden Lincoln-Vogel (film), Stephanie Miracle (dance), and Ramin Roshandel (music), while in residence at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History last year. The three artists spent several months in the Mammal Hall gallery musing about the strange liveness of the motionless animals, the timeless and time-bound qualities of the spacethe shifts of attention as one moves through natural and artificial spaces, and the complex histories of natural history museums. The result is an absurd and contemplative portrait of the body in the museum and our multifaceted and sometimes contradictory ways of learning about the world. 
  • Film: Untitled
  • Created by Auden Lincoln-Vogel, Stephanie Miracle, Ramin Roshandel 
  • Cinematography and Editing Auden Lincoln-Vogel  
  • Choreography Stephanie Miracle 
  • Sound Score and Music Composition by Ramin Roshandel  
  • Featuring performances by Michael Landez, Laila Franklin, Sabrina Duke, Danica Clayton, and Jenny Fairman
  • Film duration approx. 16 mins

**This collaborative project was supported by the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History and an Arts Across Borders Grant from the Division of Performing Arts, University of Iowa. 

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