Screening of “Archivist: Cleaving Among the Houses,” a Film by John Sturgeon (2/2)

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents a film by John Sturgeon. “Archivist: Cleaving Among the Houses” is a poetic video narrative, revealed through a multi-stream collage of individual video sequences choreographed within the space of a single high definition video frame. In some respects, “Archivist” is an anti-war piece, not for a specific war, but from a perspective that attempts to approach the essence of why war has been an essential expression of the human psychological landscape.

UMBC Visual Arts Professor John Sturgeon’s contribution to the field of video art is widely acknowledged and is included in the permanent collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The screening will be held at noon at CADVC. Admission to the screening is free. CADVC is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and is located in the Fine Arts Building. For more information, call ext. 5-3188 or visit


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