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Experimental film artist to discuss the art, business angles at incubator series
Monday, May 22, 2017

Experimental film artist to discuss the art, business angles at incubator series

Phillip Barker, an experimental film artist and production designer, will discuss the film genre and his multi-faceted career at the next Arts and Business Luncheon at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., on Friday, Oct. 27, at noon.

Budgeting, fundraising and distribution of his films will be among topics to be discussed by Mr. Barker, who will also screen several of his short films. Barker, whose work in the industry also includes direction and screenwriting, received a Director’s Guild of Canada Award for Outstanding Achievement in Production Design for Atom Egoyan’s “Where the Truth Lies.”

Barker has served as a production designer on films by Brian De Palma, Mira Nair, Atom Egoyan, Lisa Cholodenko and Neil LaBute. His film-based installations have toured internationally and include commissions by ARCO International Art Fair in Madrid, the City of Amsterdam Arts Foundation and Expo '92 in Sevilla, Spain. His own films have been shown internationally and have won numerous awards. “Malody” was named to Canada's Top Ten by the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 and has won many awards.

Cinematheque Ontario presented a retrospective of Barker’s films and installations at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

The Arts and Business Luncheon series, free and open to the public, is supported by Fredonia Marion Art Gallery Director Barbara Räcker as an extension of the Visiting Artist Program and Fredonia’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. The series is supported by funding from the John R. Oishei Foundation and the New York State Incubator and Innovation Hot Spot program.

Lunch will be provided to registered guests. Space is limited. Registration can be placed online and also on the FTI homepage.

In addition to the talk at the incubator, Barker will also give a lecture about his art at McEwen Hall Room 209 on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.

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