Artists' Television Access



Friday, January 25, 2008, 8:00 pm, $6


Filmmaker/video artist Anne McGuire presents her film,” Adventure Poseidon, The (The Unsinking of My Ship)”.  McGuire began making videos in the late 80s, and in 1993 created “Strain Andromeda, The”, an end-to-beginning re-edit of Robert Wise’s The Andromeda Strain, and what she describes as her first foray into disaster deconstruction. That film has been described as “spellbinding,” “hallucinatory” and downright “awesome,” with Steve Seid enthusing, “Every action is followed by its stimulus, every comment by its query; you find yourself in a dizzying spin, grasping desperately for causal certainty, yet firmly held by the reversibility of suspense.” McGuire’s disaster deconstruction continues with “Adventure Poseidon, The”, which restructures Ronald Neame’s 1972 adventure thriller about a capsizing of a luxurious ocean liner to mesmerizing effect.

“….her rigorous reshuffling and storyboarding of The Poseidon Adventure is a rare example of formal art practice that never loses touch with the pop appeal of its source material…………..Circling against itself, Adventure Poseidon The’s choppy dramatic momentum —each shot moves toward an end, then connects to the start of a scene that originally came before it — heightens the visual properties of Neame’s original. Characters retreat from dynamic deaths. Fatal falls through rings of fire become burning baptisms.” JR Huston   

McGuire will be in attendance to discuss the film following the screening.

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