'Emotions Go to Work' Film Series: It's Gonna Blow: Gadgets Go Mad

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1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260

Exhibition location: Ulrich Museum of Art

Sreening location: mamafilm at The LUX, 120 E. 1st Street N., Wichita, KS 67202

Conceived and selected by artist and filmmaker Zoe Beloff and film curator Rebecca Cleman, this film series accompanies Beloff’s multimedia exhibition, Emotions Go to Work, on display at the Ulrich Museum of Art on the WSU campus from Jan. 23 to March 29. Elaborating on the exhibition's central themes, concerns, and ideas. Each screening will be accompanied by Notes created by the series curators.

On Feb. 7, the theme will be "It's Gonna Blow: Gadgets Go Mad." This group of films focuses on the home and household gadgets. In the nineteenth century, only the wealthy could afford servants. Since the dawn of the twentieth century, we have welcomed labor saving devices into our homes as mechanical servants that promise to democratize the social hierarchy. What could possibly go wrong? Like cartoons, silent comedy plays upon the fantasy / terror of objects gone out of control. Is the laughter of things an insurrection of the underclass?

Films featured on Feb. 7:

One A.M. (1916)
directed by Charlie Chaplin (38 min.)

The Electric House (1922)
directed by Buster Keaton (22 min.)

Its Gonna BLOW #Samsung washing machine out of control (2:16 min.)

My Desktop OS X 10.4.7
JODI (8 min.)

Emotions Go to Work: The Film Series is presented by the Ulrich Museum of Art and co-hosted by mamafilm independent microcinema.

All screenings are free and open to the public.

Friday, February 07, 2020


Ranjit Arab

Phone: 316-978-6462
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Free and open to the public

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