Last Saturday night a growing group of art film enthusiasts gathered at Girls’ Club for the screening of two works by female artists. The first, a short film by south Florida artist Samantha Salzinger titled Ascension created in 2011. Better known for her fantastical images of meteorological and natural disasters, Salzinger’s film marks a new turn the artist’s practice as she explores the implication of film in her investigations of false geographic realities.
Following the feature film – award-winning documentary The Woodmans (2010) – Salzinger and Girls’ Club gallery director Sarah Michelle Rupert engaged the audience in an impromptu discussion about the films and the leap from photography to cinematography.
Join us next month, March 31, as we screen Antonia Wright’s short I Scream, Therefore I Exist and the 2006 movie Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus.