THURSDAY, APRIL 17TH, FILMSCENE, 9 PM
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Special Screening – twohundredfiftysixcolors
Eric Fleischauer & Jason Lazarus, Curatorial Assistant Theodore Darst, USA, 2013 (97:00)
twohundredfiftysixcolors is an experimental feature length film made entirely of animated .gif’s that traces the file format’s arc of increased complexity and pointed use since it was introduced in 1987.
Crafted from over 3,000 animated GIFs, twohundredfiftysixcolors is an expansive and revealing portrait of what has become a zeitgeist medium. Once used primarily as an Internet page signpost, the file type has evolved into a nimble and ubiquitous tool for pop-cultural memes, self-expression, and artistic gestures. The film is a curated archive that functions as a historical document charting the GIF’s evolution, its connections to early cinema, and its contemporary cultural and aesthetic possibilities.