Light Movement 30: Robert Todd

Light Movement 30
Sunday 3rd June 2018, doors 8pm / start time 8:30pm, Spektrum Berlin
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Robert Todd

Spring Songs (2017)

We are delighted to welcome Robert Todd in person to present a delicate selection of his recent films on 16mm at Spektrum.

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, Le Rencontres Internationale, Black Maria Film Festival, 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 teaches film production at Emerson College in Boston.

P R O G R A M :

APPROACHING FALL, October 2016, 16mm, 13min20sec, colour, sound
We approach the fall. We follow the lines of life into darkness, in hope of dawn.

PLAYING IN TRAFFIC, July 2017, 16mm, 6min40sec colour, silent
Three parts of The City – overlapping in Play. Rotterdam:
This film contains both unity and distance, a space to come together as we stand (and walk) apart, a reflection 
of our fragmented worlds that seem to overlap, a shared illusion of community, here rendered harmoniously.

SPRING SONGS, April 2017, 16mm, 13min30sec, colour, silent
Five rolls through Spring


MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH, July 2017, 16mm, 12min45sec, B&W, silent
Entering the envelope of life, and floating within its many layers.

FANTASIES, September 2017, 16mm 13min, colour+B&W, sound
Warmth in the foreground, in the shadow of ice. An homage to the fantastic, provided by others in art and life.

Matters of Life and Death (2017)


Light Movement 30: Robert Todd
Sunday 3rd June 2018, doors 8pm / start time 8:30pm

Bürknerstraße 12,
12047 Berlin
U8 Schönleinstr.