Terra Foundation-supported Events

Lecture: “Father Figure Mountain Man: Landscape and the Body in the Films of Stan Brakhage”

Lecturer James Boaden, of the University of York, looks at the way in which Stan Brakhage’s film Dog Star Man (1961-64) brings together the landscape of the mountains with the contours of the body to provide a profound critique of the rhetoric of containment that dominated post-war discourse around sexuality in the United States.

Father Figure Mountain Man: Landscape and the Body in the Films of Stan Brakhage is part of the Terra Lectures in Americanist Postmodern—an annual lecture series and corresponding one-day seminar at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that provides a central platform for this growing body of scholarship and affords a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from the preeminent scholars in the field of Americanist art history.

This lecture will take place in the MacLean Ballroom. For more information, please visit:
http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/arthi/newsandevents/the-terra-lectures-in-americanist-postmodern.html