Screen/Society--World Premiere of the performance documentary "WHAT IS A HEART?"

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Screen/Society--World Premiere of the performance documentary "WHAT IS A HEART?"

A World Premiere
What Is A Heart?
(Theodore Bogosian, 2010, 34 min, USA, in English, Color, Hi-Def video/surround sound)       [view trailer]

– Q&A to follow w/ artist Christopher Janney & director Theodore Bogosian!

Featured Artist:
Christopher Janney has made a career of melding two seemingly disparate disciplines: architecture and musical composition. By creating projects that capitalize on what our ever-evolving technology makes possible, Janney experiments with sound that can be seen and structures that can be heard. Join us for a public discussion with Janney about the scope of his work and how technology has influenced the evolution of his ideas. The evening will feature a screening of What Is a Heart?, a short film directed by Theodore Bogosian on the genesis and development of Janney’s HeartBeat, a performance piece that used amplification of the heartbeats of dancers Sara Rudner, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Emily Coates together with "kings of a capella", The Persuasions.

-- See Janney's website:

About the filmmaker:
Award-winning filmmaker and television producer Theodore Bogosian has been directing, producing and writing long-form documentaries since 1978 and collaborating with the Levinson/Fontana Company on network episodic drama and independent films since 1997. A member of the Director’s Guild of America and the Writer’s Guild of America, East, he directed the twice Emmy-nominated "Anatomy of a Homicide: Life on the Street," produced several major series for PBS, and works with the New York Times, HBO, Discovery, NBC, and Fox on film projects. Bogosian also teaches AMI's Visiting Filmmaker Master Course at Duke University.

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Sponsors: Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI)

Nasher Museum of Art