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ARK: A Film Installation by Mike Morris

Southern Methodist University - Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library

ARK is a cinematic installation featuring a film by Michael A. Morris made from archival 35mm film prints held in the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection. This work is installed on a looping film system devised by the Collection’s Jeremy Spracklen and Scott Martin, and in conjunction with Brad Miller from Film-Tech Cinema Systems. The looping film is a new mosaic of images and sounds created by contact printing and hand processing of short lengths of films selected from the archive. Highlighting the mechanics of projection typically hidden from the viewer, the space of the Hawn Gallery performs as a small cinema. The metaphor of both Noah’s Ark and the Ark of the Covenant serves as a parallel for the archive as it rescues hundreds of films from the deluge of time. These films are reactivated by bringing them back into the light and onto the screen in a new looping film installation. Such assemblage embodies our cinematic heritage. For more information, contact Hawn Gallery at [email protected] or 214-768-1383.

September 16 - November 4, 2018, Hawn Gallery, 1st floor

Opening reception: Friday, September 14, 5 - 7 p.m., Filmmaker Mike Morris will give a talk at 5:45 PM

For more information call 214.768.3813 or visit 

8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.
8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Fri.
12-5 p.m. Sat.
2-9 p.m. Sun.

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Hamon Arts Library, Owen Arts Center · 6100 Hillcrest Avenue · Dallas, TX 75205