Scott STARK

Nationality: american

Scott Stark has produced more than 75 films and videos since 1980. Additionally, he has created a number of gallery and non-gallery installations using film and video, and elaborate photographic collages using large grids of images. Born and educated in the midwest, he has always been interested in aggressively pushing his work beyond the threshold of traditional viewing expectations, challenging the audience to question its relationship to the cinematic process; yet he also tries to build into the work elements of humor and incongruity that allow the viewer an entryway into the work while maintaining a critical distance. Both a passionate purist and a cynical skeptic, he likes to emphasize the physicality of film while cross-referencing it to the world outside the theater, attempting to lay bare the paradoxes of modern culture and the magical nature of the perceptual experience.

Scott's films and videos have shown locally, nationally and internationally, including one person shows at New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Pacific Film Archive, the San Francisco Cinematheque, the Redcat (Los Angeles), Filmforum (Los Angeles), and many others. His work was the subject of a three part retrospective at Anthology Film Archives in 2014 and a three part rerospective at the San Francisco Cinematheque in 2001.

Scott's film Angel Beach was invited into the 2002 Whitney Biennial. In 2007 Scott received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

He has taught art classes at the San Francisco Art I

6 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

SPEECHLESS
2008 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 13' 00 / 52 € or 45 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
SATRAPY
1988 / color / sound / single screen / 13' 00 / 39 €
distribution: 16mm
THE SOUND OF HIS FACE
1988 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 5' 00 / 25 € or 22 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
CHROMESTHETIC RESPONSE
1987 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 5' 00 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm
DEGREES OF LIMITATION
1982 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 3' 00 / 17 €
distribution: 16mm
HOTEL CARTOGRAPH
1982 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 12' 00 / 36 €
distribution: 16mm