Please join the art department and filmmaker Roger Beebe for a screening of his films followed by a talk & Q&A session.
For the past two decades, Roger Beebe has criss-crossed North America doing literally hundreds of shows of his films and videos. At his Oberlin appearance, he will be presenting a sampling of some of the best known films from the last 20 years under the title ‘ Everything is Old is New Again.’’
The title references both the retrospective nature of the show and Beebe’s frequent use of found images and sounds in his work. The films stretch from his super 8 Strip Mall Trilogy (2001) to his recent desktop cinema essay, The Comic Sans Video (2018). The program also includes several of his multi-projector films, among them the laser-printed TB TX DANCE (2006).
Beebe is a filmmaker whose work since 2006 consists primarily of multiple projector performances that explore the world of found images and the “found” landscapes of late capitalism. He has screened his films around the globe at such unlikely venues as the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square and McMurdo Station in Antarctica as well as more likely ones including Sundance and the Museum of Modern Art with solo shows at Anthology Film Archives, the Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City, and Los Angeles Filmforum.
He has received many awards including residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Headlands Center for the Arts, and individual artist grants from Florida and Ohio. He is currently a professor in the Department of Art at the Ohio State University, where he helped launch the new Moving-Image Production major in fall 2017.