16. March 2010 · Comments Off on Vision and Causality in Cinema · Categories: Society News

6.30pm Tuesday 6 April 2010
The City of Westminster Archives Centre
10 St. Ann’s Street, London SW1P 2DE – just off Parliament Square

Peter Kingsbury
Vision and Causality in Cinema

Experimental filmmaker Peter Kingsbury will present scenes from his digital feature-in-progress ‘Blake’s Divine Comedy’ and discuss his ideas.‘This imagined afterlife of Blake, as a high school English teacher, proposes the poet in search of Imagination, a lost Zoa.   Blake’s quest for the missing Zoa contrasts ironically with Dante’s quest for redemption.  Lost in the school’s rotating schedule, his narrative (time) collapses into metaphor (space).   From this ecstatic and uniquely cinematic perspective, Blake contemplates causality and maturity. In reshaping his identity he reintegrates all Four Zoas.’

Peter Kingsbury completed his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1970’s, under the tutelage of filmartists John Luther Schofill, Owen Land and the late Stan Brakhage. He teaches digital filmmaking at New Canaan High School in a suburb of New York City.

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