Tom Gunning & Thomas Demand

Tom Gunning & Thomas Demand

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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. 

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.