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Marketa Uhlirova talk: “Fashion: The Fabric of Time”


Location: Redstone Theater

A talk by Marketa Uhlirova, with films by Robert Beavers, Christine Noll Brinckmann, Cindy Sherman, Lernert & Sander, and Werner Dressler

It could be argued that time is cinema’s substance, it makes itself felt even where movement ceases to exist. As Andrei Tarkovsky once put it, “one cannot conceive of a cinematic work with no sense of time passing through the shot, but one can easily imagine a film with no actors, music, décor, or even editing.” For fashion too, time is essential—without time, fashion would lose its meaning. With its fleeting temporality, fashion has become the most powerful emblem of novelty and zeitgeist while also being a vital marker of history. This film talk by series co-curator Marketa Uhlirova presents a selection of films offering contrasting perspectives on fashion, time, and the moving image—from recordings of the manufacturing process to explorations of fashion chronologies, metamorphoses and fantasy, to moments when dress and artifice come to embody the texture of time. With films by Robert Beavers (Amor), Christine Noll Brinckmann (Dress Rehearsal and Karola 2), Cindy Sherman (Doll Clothes), Lernert & Sander (Last Season), and Werner Dressler (Of Spinning and Weaving). Approx. 90 mins.

Free admission. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP here. Tickets must be picked up ten minutes before showtime. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)