CentralTrak presents Roger Beebe: Recycled Cinema
CentralTrak hosts Recycled Cinema: found footage films and videos by Roger Beebe. Best known perhaps for his multiple-projector performances, filmmaker/curator/professor Beebe returns to the road in January 2015 for a four-month world tour with a stop at CentralTrak. While this tour does feature several of his best-known projector performances (including the six-projector show-stopping space jam “Last Light of a Dying Star”), it places those works in the context of a broader practice of appropriation of educational/industrial/mass cultural imagery.
The program also includes his most recent video, “Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes), Part II: The Crying Game,” (award winner at a number of festivals including Chicago Underground, IC Docs, and Milwaukee Underground), which explores the forbidden pleasures of male tears.