MARCH 2012 at the SALON

Experimental Documentary from the Pacific Northwest
presented by Dustin Zemel

In an age where viewers have unprecedented control over how they receive their media, many filmmakers are feeling confined by linear storytelling modes dictated by conventional video and filmmaking. As media intricacies becoming increasingly nuanced and ever-present, many innovative filmmakers are finding solace in presentation methods that simultaneously promote interaction with both medium and message. Dustin will illustrate the capabilities of expanded documentary with examples from four Portland artists, including himself, who incorporate gallery and installation into their filmmaking practice to expand possibilities of interpretation and approach with non-fiction subject matters.

Dustin Zemel is currently the Visiting Documentary Filmmaker at Robert Morris University. He usually lives in Portland, OR, where he is founder of Grand Detour, a contemporary gallery, classroom, and microcinema dedicated to building a community around Portland's burgeoning experimental media scene.

Friday, Mar. 23 6:30p

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