When I Stop Looking:
short films and small prints
by Todd Edward Herman
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
7 - 10pm
March 25 to April 30, 2017
Todd Edward Herman's haunting imagery suggests mysteriously entwined narratives, drawing no clear lines between fiction and fact. For his first solo show in Boulder, Colorado, Herman utilizes photography, videography and painting as departure points for thirty exquisitely printed limited edition prints. Dealing with themes of the body and transience, representational taboos, spectatorship and complicity, his work looks to a rare beauty, making no claims to journalistic inquiry.
Among the selected films screening at Seidel City will be Herman's award winning short film Cabinet, a visceral and poetic documentary on death, mourning and life beginning anew. Also screening will be Herman's When I Stop Looking, a film that looks beyond the imprint of appearances, invoking the intensely private worlds of those portrayed, each of whom lives with significant facial and cranial conditions; a vivid affirmation of existence comes forward, before anything else.
Todd Edward Herman has been the recipient of many awards for his work including the San Francisco International Film Festival's New Vision Award, the Art Council of Northern Ireland's Artist in Residence Award, Grants from the San Francisco Film Arts Foundation, a Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowship, Taipei Artist Village Residency, and the San Francisco Art Commission's Emerging Curator Award. He has presented his work at such venues as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, San Francisco International Film Festival, Southbank Centre, Anthology Film Archives, San Francisco Cinematheque, and Pacific Film Archives.
"At their best artists can question habits of understanding, looking, and story telling, thereby investigating the ways personal and historical forms are constructed rather than fixed. For me, this means generating work that examines how images compose, enforce, or undermine -- rather than simply reflect -- history, dominant values, identity, and authorship."
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