Shooting on large-format film, artist Javier Téllez has created a single-channel installation that focuses on history, photography and cinema. Opening April 22, 2018, his film explores the tension between the still photo and the moving image, contrasting the artificiality of Kodak’s advertisements with the racial and social inequality of the 1960s. Téllez is internationally recognized for his collaborations with mental health patients, who help write and act in his film works. He had brought this approach to Rochester and used Eastman Kodak’s factory and corporate headquarters as the main locations for a project that addresses crucial questions of film as a medium and researches different models of spectatorship.
Above: Javier Téllez, NOSFERATU (The Undead) (still, detail) 2018. Courtesy of the artist.
Sunday, June 17 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607