Filmmaker David Gatten Discusses Working With Words

Thursday December 1, 2011: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Learn how filmmaker David Gatten uses historical documents, "out-dated" instructional texts, and rare books as both inspiration and image in his film-making practice. What materials and resources do you use as inspiration?

Over the last fifteen years Gatten's work has explored the intersection of the printed word and the moving image, while investigating the shifting vocabularies of experience and representation within intimate spaces and historical documents. Through traditional research methods (reading old books) and non-traditional film processes (boiling old books), the films trace the contours of both private lives and public histories, combining elements of philosophy, biography and poetry with experiments in cinematic forms and narrative structures.