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RE-Defining Video: Work by Kyle Canterbury 

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This dazzling program, the first devoted to Michigan artist Kyle Canterbury, features two dozen experimental videos, all but one silent, ranging in length from 34 seconds to 11 minutes. Most feature some play between representation and abstraction, with subjects encompassing nature, domestic and public spaces, and politics--A Video depicts George W. Bush's features decomposing. I don't feel fully qualified to evaluate Reader critic Fred Camper's claim that Canterbury has already "done for video something like what [Stan] Brakhage has done for film." But such pieces as Color Shifts, Building in Detroit #2, 7 New Videos #3, 7 New Videos #7, and LX evoke for me some of the graphic power of the very different Oskar Fischinger, which goes to show the diversity of Canterbury's work. And he does some things with rhythm and texture I haven't seen before in film or video. What's all the more astonishing is that he was only 16 when he made most of these pieces--he's 17 now. a Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Chicago Filmmakers.

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