Thursday, February 25, 2016

3/2/16 Rob Todd HUMAN NATURE

Emerson professor and acclaimed experimental filmmaker Robert Todd will present 3 films from his HUMAN NATURE series. Nature is what we make of it, right? These films poke at the Western notion that nature exists in service to humanity.
Emerald Necklace positions “natural” elements as spiritual commodities. Over Water explores mastery over water through looking at scattered pieces of an archaic water-related infrastructure in the Northeast. Artificial Atmospheres, made in collaboration with Deb Todd Wheeler, looks at the membrane between us and other, the air we breathe and out, contributing to the transformation of the planet in our own small ways.

Robert Todd A lyrical filmmaker as well as a sound and visual artist, Robert Todd continually produces short works that resist categorization.
In the past twenty years he has produced a large body of short-to-medium format films that have been exhibited internationally at a wide variety of venues and festivals including the Media City Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Les Rencontres Internationales, Black Maria Film Festival, Festival de Nouveau Cinema in Montreal, Cinematheque Ontario, the Harvard Film Archive, Pacific Film Archive, the Paris Biennial, Slamdance Film Festival, and others. His films have won numerous festival prizes, grants, and artist's awards. He has taught film production at Boston College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Art Institute of Boston, University of Massachusetts, and the Boston Film and Video Foundation.
He has also worked as editor, sound designer/editor, post-supervisor or music producer on various award-winning broadcast and theatrically-released media programs.