Herb Shellenberger

December 16, 2014
Novi Bioskop Zvezda
Belgrade, Serbia

A program of short experimental films for the viewer to reach out and touch. Seductive visuals, haptic textures and sensory stimulation unite this program of disparate works, an impromptu video mix inspired by Alain Robbe-Grillet's notion of "sensual participation."

"The entire problem stems from the use of the word 'understand'. When one stands before a painting in a museum, for example, the first subjective reaction is to say, 'I like that painting' and it is only later one asks whether or not one understands it. The question of understanding [of a film] is, in the final analysis, less important than a more direct or sensual participation." -Alain Robbe-Grillet

Films by Marie Menken, Paul Sharits, George Kuchar, Suzan Pitt and more. Running time: 80'.