The Dangerous Telescope: Films by Ian Hugo



The Dangerous Telescope: Films by Ian Hugo
Nov. 3, 2017, 7pm

Hosted by the Artlab Gallery, presented in partnership with
LOMAA (London Ontario Media Arts Association)

Talk and Screening with Stephen Broomer,
Filmmaker, film preservationist and independent scholar
The Dangerous Telescope: Films by Ian Hugo

Ian Hugo’s films, made between 1948 and 1979, betray a fascination with the mystic and exotic, the flow of energy, and like a distorting mirror, they give a vision of a world in flux. From his psychodramas, inspired in part by the writings of his wife, Anais Nin (Bells of Atlantis, Melodic Inversion), to his documentaries (Ay-Yi, Tropical Noah’s Ark), to his experiments with pure abstraction (Aphrodisiac I & II), Hugo’s films are an invitation to the most puzzling and difficult strains of American underground cinema. This program will be introduced by filmmaker and scholar Stephen Broomer, who is presently completing a manuscript on the films of Ian Hugo.

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