@ Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Thursday, October 8, 6pm | Joost Rekveld in person!
Joost Rekveld’s spectacular cinematic treatises on the nature of light have screened around the world, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Media City, and the Dutch Filmmuseum. Inspired by Medieval and Renaissance theories of optics, proto-cinematic technologies, X-ray photography, and visual music, Rekveld uses handmade equipment to produce the optical experiments at the heart of his work’s immersive cinematic experiences. In the award-winning #11, Marey Moiré (1999), Rekveld creates stroboscopic patterns from filaments of intersecting lights; in #23.2, Book of Mirrors (2002) he uses kaleidoscopes to refract light onto the film’s emulsion; and in his latest film, #37 (2009), Rekveld generates swarming tessellations from software used to explore the organic symmetries of crystals. Also featured is the short film, #3 (1994). 1994–2009, Netherlands, multiple formats, ca. 75 min.