See the Grand Theft Auto video games like you've never seen them before.
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
World renowned filmmaker and digital video artist, Phil Solomon (CU-Boulder), will screen and discuss selections from his "machinima" trilogy, In Memoriam (Mark Lapore), a series of experimental videos that explore the open-world environments found in Grand Theft Auto. Under Solomon's direction (and frequent use of cheat-codes) the violent world of GTA transforms into a series of enchanting and abstract meditations on loss and mourning.
Among numerous other awards and recognitions, Phil Solomon was ranked by Film Comment in 2010 as one of the most important avant-garde filmmakers of the decade. His work has appeared in festivals and galleries accross the world, including a 6-channel video installation, American Falls, commissioned by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. in 2010.
A short Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the screenings.