John Sanborn: An Introspective Retrospective



Outdoor Art Club Thu, Oct 12, 2017 7:00 PM
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Category:Behind the Screens


MVFF40 artist in residence John Sanborn takes us on a journey through biology, history and technology that is part master class, part memoir, but above all a wild ride in a time machine. Sanborn will VJ selections from his world-renowned media art works, interspersed with pictures and stories about the times, the people he’s collaborated with (Philip Glass, Twyla Tharp, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and King Crimson, to name a few), and the technologies he’s toyed with to create his inimitable body of work.

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John Sanborn is a world-renowned media artist whose body of work encompasses the early days of video art to the digital bleeding edge of today. Sanborn’s works have been exhibited at almost every contemporary art museum in the world, and his media works have been broadcast worldwide, featuring collaborations with Robert Ashley, Bill T. Jones, Philip Glass, Twyla Tharp, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and The Residents. Sanborn directed over 40 music/videos with artists such as Nile Rodgers, Sammy Hagar, Tangerine Dream, Peter Gordon, Grace Jones, King Crimson and Van Halen. Sanborn holds an honorary Masters of Cinema degree from ESEC in Paris and was recently named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France.