You & Me & the Cosmos Makes Three: An Evening with Deborah Stratman

You & Me & the Cosmos Makes Three: An Evening with Deborah Stratman

In person: Deborah Stratman.

For over thirty years, Chicago-based artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman has created over forty short, mid-length, and long-form works that combine otherworldly speculative fiction with the history of space exploration and cosmographic inquiry for an output that consistently calls into question systems of power and belief. Her filmic works represent an artistic practice spent in wide-eyed seeking: of humans and our place in the universe, of humanity’s impact on the environment, of physical and intangible remnants of our past. Working with footage and ephemera found in various state and institutional collections, including the Chicago Film Archives and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Stratman’s films stretch beyond our earthbound existence to consider human beings as so much more than star stuff, as just one part of the universe’s greater whole. The program will conclude with the Los Angeles premiere of her most recent mid-length film, Last Things, which recently screened at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Programmed and note by K.J. Relth-Miller. 
All films directed by Deborah Stratman.  
Total program runtime: 74 min. 
Second Sighted 
2014. 5 min. USA. B&W, Color. English. DCP. 
2021. 5 min. USA. Color. DCP.  
…These Blazeing Starrs!  
2011. 14 min. USA. B&W. English. 16mm. Courtesy Canyon Cinema Foundation. 
Last Things 
2023. 50 min. USA. Color. French, English. 35mm. 

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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