November 2016

"Karl Wirsum" at Block w/ live musical accompaniment

Friday, November 4, 2016

Block Museum of Art

40 Arts Circle Drive

Evanston, IL


Suzanne Simpson’s little-known 1973 film Karl Wirsum peeks into the sun-dappled California studio of a young artist as he embarks on an extraordinary career. Wirsum’s psychedelic marionette sculptures still dazzle today, while his narration and a newly composed mind-bending soundtrack (performed live) draw viewers into his process and personality.

Live musical accompaniment by Alex Inglizian and Marc Riordan! Post-screening discussion moderated by John Corbett featuring Karl Wirsum, filmmaker Suzanne Simpson, Alex Inglizian, and Marc Riordan

A brief reception will follow the screening/discussion.

This program is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.