UCF Film Group Sunspot Cinema Brings Internationally Recognized Independent Film Artist Paul Clipson to UCF
Experimental film inspired group, Sunspot Cinema, and UCF Film Associate Professor Christopher Harris prepare to welcome the well-known artist.
April 13, 2010 ORLANDO: UCF Film Group Sunspot Cinema is preparing to welcome internationally recognized experimental film star Paul Clipson. The Clipson screening is the latest in a growing line of popular experimental film screenings and projection shows organized by the grass roots Sunspot Cinema group. Clipsons' screening will be next Friday April 23rd at 7 p.m. on the Film Department sound stage, located in the Communications building on the main campus. He will also be installing a video installation on the sound stage on Thursday April 22nd that will remain up through Friday until his screening at 7 p.m. If time permits, he will drop in on Associate Professor Christopher Harris’ Avant Garde Cinema class on Thursday.
This event is sponsored by a grant from the University of Central Florida’s Center for Humanities & Digital Research.
Paul Clipson has shown his films internationally in various galleries, festivals and performance venues in Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Russia, as well as throughout the U.S. He works primarily in film, video and on paper, often collaborating on films, live performances and installations with sound artists and musicians. Since 2003, Clipson has collaborated on film/music performances, documentaries and short films with sound/music artists such as Tarentel, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Joshua Churchill, Brendan Murray, Robert Rich, Jim Haynes and Metal Rouge, projecting largely improvised in-camera edited experimental films employing multiple exposures, dissolves and macro imagery that bring to light subconscious preoccupations and unexpected visual forms. In the winter and spring of 2005, he screened his films with Tarentel while on tour in Japan, Italy, and Switzerland. In November 2007, Tarentel performed at the Tanned Tin Festival in Castellon, Spain, and in April, 2008, he screened new films with the band in Amsterdam, at the DWARS Festival. In January 2010, the film CHORUS screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival. In February, Clipson and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma collaborated on the new film/sound performance for the San Francisco Cinematheque’s Apparent Motion Festival. Later that month, Gregg Kowalsky and Clipson performed a piece utilizing four super 8mm projections and nine amplified tape loops at the Berkeley Art Museum for the BAM/PFA L@TE series. In March, Clipson presented LIGHTMAZE with William Fowler Collins at the Courtisane Festival in Ghent, Belgium, as part of the festival’s Night Vision series. From 2007 to the present, Clipson and multi-disciplinary artist Joshua Churchill have collaborated on sound/film performances in a variety of venues including Audio Visual Arts, Galapagos Art Space, Monkeytown and West Nile in New York, as well as at Noma, Accident Gallery, Chapel of the Chimes, and Meridian Gallery in California. Clipson attended the University of Michigan, studying film, painting and drawing.
Sunspot Cinema, established last year by Harris, has selected a number of engaging and provocative experimental films. This collection of shorts gives a rare and unique opportunity for residents of central Florida to experience films of this nature.