Tom Gunning & Thomas Demand

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Join us for a conversation on the intersection of film and photography. Tom Gunning is a film theorist and historian at the University of Chicago who has written books on early cinema, D.W. Griffith and Fritz Lang. His current research examines the nature of the moving image -- from its original invention to its current transformation in an era of multiple media. He explores the leap from still images to moving and back again, and raises the question whether the moving image might be considered the ultimate magic trick. Thomas Demand is best known for his unique approach to photography. He makes images of rooms and other spaces that initially look real but are, in fact, photographs of three-dimensional models, mostly life-sized, constructed from colored paper and cardboard. Demand represented Germany at the Bienal de Sao Paulo in 2004 and his work was the subject of a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2005.

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