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EVENT: Sky Hopinka: Centers of Somewhere

October, 23, 2020
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a virtual conversation with Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts, Sky Hopinka and Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator, Center for Curatorial Studies and exhibition curator, Lauren Cornell. Centers of Somewhere is the first solo museum exhibition of artist and filmmaker Sky Hopinka (born 1984 in Ferndale, Washington). A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Hopinka has become recognized for video work that centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and that explores language as a container of culture. For more information on the full exhibition details, visit CCS Bard.

Advance registration is here.

SKY HOPINKA: CENTERS OF SOMEWHERE
OCTOBER 17, 2020 – FEBRUARY 14, 2021

CCS Bard is pleased to present  Sky Hopinka: Centers of Somewhere, the first solo museum exhibition of artist and filmmaker Sky Hopinka (born 1984 in Ferndale, Washington), on view beginning October 17, 2020 through February 14, 2021. Hopinka is recognized for video work that centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and that explores language as a container of culture. 
Centers of Somewhere will present a newly commissioned, multi-channel work Here you are before the trees (2020),that will explore Indigenous histories of the Hudson Valley as they are connected to other regions in the U.S. Centers of Somewhere will also present a selection of recent videos and photography including a new series of sixteen photographs entitled Breathings (2020) that were shot throughout the U.S. in 2020,  and several short video works by Hopinka including Dislocation Blues (2017), Jáaji Approx (2015), and I’ll Remember You as You Were, not as What You’ll Become (2016). 

Full exhibition details and descriptions of works can be found on the webpage here.

EVENT: Master class with Christopher Blauvelt

Ocober 13th, 2020 

Christopher Blauvelt is a third-generation film craftsman who combines his extensive experience with a fresh creative eye. A protégé of Harris Savides, Chris worked on films for directors Noah Baumbach and David Fincher and operated on Tom Ford’s A Single Man, Spike Jonze’s Where The Wild Things Are, and Gus Van Sant’s Restless. Chris’ work as a cinematographer includes Sofia Coppola’s edgy commentary on spoiled youth, The Bling Ring and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy for director Ned Benson, which premiered at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals. Chris also lensed Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff and Night Moves, starring Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard and Jesse Eisenberg, which premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, and most recently Certain Women with Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Laura Dern which premiered at Sundance 2016. Max Rose, starring Jerry Lewis, is another film Chris shot which made its debut at Cannes in 2013 while Chris was busy working on Jeff Preiss’ directorial debut Low Down for producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. The film tells the story of the renowned but forgotten jazz pianist Joe Albany and stars John Hawkes and Elle Fanning for which Sundance awarded him Best Cinematography at the 2014 festival. I Am Michael for director Justin Kelly, premiered at Sundance in 2015 and also at Sundance in 2016, Chris lensed Indignation, which is the directorial debut of Focus Features veteran James Schamus. Finished 2016 working on Meredith Danluck’s directorial debut State like sleep, starring Michael Shannon and Katherine Waterston. In 2017 Chris was chosen by a life long mentor Gus Van Sant to shoot Don’t worry he won’t get far on foot, based on the autobiography of the Portland Oregon native, and quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan played by Joaquin Phoenix, and starring Jonah Hill, Kim Gordon, Rooney Mara and Carrie Brownstein. Finishing the year off with the directorial debut of Chris’ good friend Jonah Hill is Mid 90’s. A story of a teenage boy in Los Angeles struggling with a tough home life, later befriending a group of skateboarders who teach him some tough lessons about class, race and privilege. Stevie is played by Sunny Suljic, his mother, Katherine Waterston and brother Lucas Hedges. 

Chris has also been named by Variety and Indiewire as a “Top DP to Watch”. http://www.artistry.net/clients/directors-of-photography/christopher-blauvelt 

Bard Film & Electronic Arts – Class of 2020 Films Trailer