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Visiting Film & Video Artists & Speakers Series Binghamton University – Laura Kraning
March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Laura Kraning is an experimental non-fiction filmmaker and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Film and Video Program in the Department of Media Study at University at Buffalo. In her video work, Laura creates atmospheric visual and sonic portraits of hidden places at the intersection of nature and machine. Navigating landscape as a repository for memory, cultural mythology, and the technological sublime, her work has been described as a form of “esoteric archeology,” delving into an experience of the subconscious of a landscape. Laura’s work has screened widely at international film festivals and other venues, such as the New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Edinburgh Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, Art Toronto, Centre Pompidou, Visions du Réel, National Gallery of Art, Angus-Hughes Gallery, Union Docs, REDCAT Theater, and Los Angeles Filmforum, among others.
She is a recipient of the 2010 Princess Grace Foundation John H. Johnson Film Award, 2016 Princess Grace Foundation Professional Development Grant, Jury Awards at the 2010 and 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Leon Speakers Award for Best Sound Design at the 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Film House Award for Visionary Filmmaking at the 2016 Athens International Film and Video Festival and Special Jury Mention at the 2017 VideoEx International Experimental Film and Video Festival in Zurich.
The event program includes:
Vineland (DV, 10 min, color, sound, 2009)
Devil’s Gate (HD, 20 min, B & W, sound, 2011)
Port Noir (HD, 11 min, B & W, sound, 2014)
Irradiant Field (HD, 10 min, color, sound, 2016)
Meridian Plain (2K, 18:30 min, B & W, sound, 2016)
This Series is co-sponsored by the Cinema Department and Harpur College Dean’s Speakers Series.