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April 9, 2008

Guest speaker: Matt McCormick

Guest Lecture: Portland Filmmaker Matt McCormick
Thursday, April 10
Campbell Room 101, 3:30 – 5:20
Free and open to the public

Matt McCormick is an artist and filmmaker who has made several award winning short films in recent years. His work blurs the lines between documentary and experimental filmmaking to fashion witty and abstract observations of contemporary culture and the urban landscape.

Matt’s work has screened in film festivals, art museums, and microcinemas around the globe, appeared on MTV and the Sundance Channel, and has received positive reviews from Art Forum, The New York Times, and Film Comment magazine. Matt has worked and collaborated with many artists and musicians, including The Shins, Miranda July, Sleater-Kinney, The Postal Service, and Calvin Johnson. Matt has had three films screen at the Sundance Film Festival, and been included in the traveling group exhibitions “Uncertain States of America” and “Baja to Vancouver.” He has received awards including Best Short Film from the San Francisco International Film Fest, Best Experimental from the New York Underground Film Fest, and Best Short from the Ann Arbor Film Fest, and his film ‘The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal’ was named as a ‘Top 10 Film of 2002’ by both The Village Voice and Art Forum magazine.

Matt is also the founder of the video label Peripheral Produce and the Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival.



McCormick is a guest in ART 406W: Video: Art, Theory & Politics.
Thank you to the WOU Art Department Faculty, Staff, and Students.
For more information contact Julie Perini at perinij@wou.edu.

Posted by hustons at April 9, 2008 8:54 AM