08 March 2011

Plenty: O'er the Land

PLENTY: O'ER THE LAND
London Event Gallery
Tuesday 8 March 2011, from 7pm

The free screening series PLENTY proposes a new way of looking at artists’ films by showing only a single work, regardless of its duration. Each film is given the freedom to unfold on its own terms, and the viewer is given the time and space to consider it.

O'er the Land (Deborah Stratman, 2009)

Tuesday 8 March 2011, from 7pm
O'ER THE LAND

O'ER THE LAND
Deborah Stratman, USA, 2009, 16mm, colour, sound, 52 minutes

Marine Corps pilot William Rankin ejected from his jet into a severe thunderstorm, surviving lightening strikes in a 40-minute descent. 50 years later, his account is the starting point for O'ER THE LAND's contemplation of American national identity that takes in Revolutionary War re-enactments, high school football games, gun shows, firefighters and border patrols.

"Rarely since Werner Herzog’s STROSZEK has there been such a keen-eyed portrayal of all-American madness." (Jason Anderson, Eye Weekly)

Deborah Stratman (born 1967) is a Chicago-based artist working in photography, sound, drawing and installation. Her films use experimental and documentary techniques to explore an interest in landscapes, mythologies and systems.

PLENTY is a free monthly screening series selected by Mark Webber, and forms part of the Brief Habits programme curated by Shama Khanna. Supported by Arts Council England.


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E:vent Gallery
96 Teesdale Street, London, E2 6PU
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Nearest Tube: Bethnal Green
FREE ADMISSION
Small space. Arrive early.
Doors 7pm. Projection 7:30pm.

www.eventgallery.org.uk

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