San Francisco Cinematheque presents
Doom Loops: An Evening with Andrew Norman Wilson
Andrew Norman Wilson appears in person to present Doom Loops: a view into his work as a filmmaker exploring fractal forms and ever-forking narrativity while critiquing the ideologies and aesthetics of contemporary techno-capitalism.
Caffeinated and wildly energized, the far-reaching video works of Andrew Norman Wilson surf psychedelic landscapes littered with pop-cultural detritus, interrogating modes of image production while critiquing ideologies and aesthetics of contemporary techno-capitalism. With a fascination for fractal forms, spatio-temporal wormholes, infinity zooms and endlessly meandering, ever-forking narrativity, Wilson’s works explore the hall-of-mirrors doom loop of contemporary culture while presenting fascinatingly digressive, hyper-manic and obsessively detailed meditations on the thrills and horrors of our present-day dystopia.
Program to include Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 mod 2|-1: The Old Victrola, an infernally unbounded tunneling through architectural and virtual space (set to Alan Licht’s titular Beefheart/Donna Summer mashup); Impersonator, an abject meander through conspiracy-informed LA land- and mediascapes; In the Air Tonight, a speculative (and suspect) shaggy-dog story of Phil Collins and the origins of his inescapable earworm and more, including recent music video collaborations with vaporwaver supreme Oneohtrix Point Never. (Steve Polta)
Andrew Norman Wilson
Andrew Norman Wilson is an artist and director based between Europe and America. Festival screenings include Sundance, the New York Film Festival, and Rotterdam. His work is in collections such as the Museum of Modern Art New York, Whitney Museum of American Art and The Centre Pompidou, and he has exhibited at LUMA Arles, MoMA PS1 and the Gwangju and Berlin Biennials. He has taught at UCLA, SAIC and Cooper Union and has lectured at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Harvard University and Yale University. His work has been featured in Artforum, ArtReview, BOMB, Frieze, The New Yorker and Wired and he has published writing in Artforum, The Baffler and the Paris Review.
San Francisco Cinematheque
Founded in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque cultivates the international field of non-commercial artist-made cinema through curated exhibitions, through the creation of publications and by maintaining a publicly accessible research archive. Cinematheque’s work inspires aesthetic dialog between artists, stimulates critical discourse, and encourages appreciation of artist-made cinema across the broader cultural landscape. With a grounding in non-commercial, non-narrative and non-documentary filmmaking traditions, Cinematheque’s programs broaden the public’s understanding of non-mainstream artistic filmmaking practice while expanding and challenging established art- and film historical traditions.