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Storm and Stress + Der Riese
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 7:00PM
Lecture Hall
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Introduced by Doug Hall
Co-presented with SFMOMA and the San Francisco Film Society

Doug Hall, Storm and Stress (1986), video, sound, 47:52 min.; Principal photography: Jules Backus. Executive Producer: Kathy Rae Huffman. Collection SFMOMA, gift of the artist 

Michael Klier, Der Riese (The Giant, 1982‒83), video, sound, 82 min.; Courtesy the artist

Storm and Stress is an early and important work by Hall that documents connections between landscape, media, and climatic conditions. Storm and Stress traces emergent conditions in a continuum between the theater of the news and severe weather events. For this screening, Hall also has selected Michael Klier’s landmark film Der Riese. The first film to be constructed entirely of surveillance footage, Der Riese presents a subtle critique of our technological hubris; and thirty years following its production, it remains a starkly unsettling portrait of the surveillance state. 

Presented in conjunction with Doug Hall: The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described.

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Michael Klier, Der Riese (The Giant), (video still) 1982‒83, video, sound, 82 min.; Courtesy of the artist