Portraits in Dramatic Time (Film Installation)

Saturday, April 26 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Qualcomm Institute Theater

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[David Michelak, 2010, USA, Loop]
Portraits in Dramatic Time features an array of glacially paced performances of theater artists and actors of all genres and nationalities. With artists featured both singly and in groups, the piece offers a unique and secret glimpse into some of the world’s greatest performing artists. The work strives to present viewers with an eclectic list of artists both well-known and under-recognized. This work is a follow-up to Slow Dancing, which premiered at the 2007 Lincoln Center Festival, and featured a series of 45 larger-than-life, hyper-slow-motion video portraits of dancers and choreographers from around the world.

The unintentional result in these scenes, Michalek says, is “an inventory of emotional states. Part of what is amazing about [the camera] is it shows you moments inside of moments. Even though the actors may be directing themselves toward a certain end, every artificial moment has thousands of moments of truth within it. Shards of what the actor wasn’t intending show through.” -from Vulture

Exclusive meet & greet plus tasty treats with filmmaker Michalek from 5-6pm for 4-Day passholders and ArtPower! Donors! Filmmaker David Michalek and ArtPower! Film Curator Rebecca Webb explore the creative process behind his beautiful cinematic work featuring ultra-high definition technology that records several thousand frames per second — of actors William H. Macy, Leiv Schreiber and many more -shown in extreme slow motion so that the action lasts as long as 10 minutes.

I feel that David’s work is a wonderful bridge between the visual and performing arts … and that it’s gorgeous to look at.“-Lincoln Center Festival’s artistic director, Nigel Redden