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Artist-filmmaker Rodger Beebe visited Alfred University

On September 20, artist-filmmaker Roger Beebe visited Alfred as part of Professor James Hansen’s ARTH 211 course. Beebe presented his spectacular expanded cinema roadshow performance in Holmes Auditorium. Showcasing work performed live on anywhere from three to six 16mm and 8mm film projectors, Beebe explores the performative dimensions of film and the film projector as medium and material. He also included his powerful and humorous 2014 video The Crying Game in which he admits to his persistent crying of both happy and sad tears. This emotional investigation of gendered identity resonated with many in the audience who conversed with Beebe in a lively Q&A following the performance.

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