Mar. 6, 2003
Vol. 22 No. 11

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    March Highlights

          Emmanuelle Antille: Angels Camp–First Songs

    antille Sunday, March 9 through Sunday, April 20
    Opening Reception: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9
    10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; Noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
    The Renaissance Society, Room 418, Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 702-8670. Free.
    This exhibition showcases the works of the young Swiss artist Emmanuelle Antille, which revolve around quirky, gothic narratives of despair and longing often set within a family context and Freudian in nature. Angels Camp–#150;First Songs, a four-screen video installation, features an array of characters who, in Antille’s words, “have decided to run away from society” to places “where they build their own rules.” Antille will discuss his work at the reception opening on Sunday, March 9.

    Emmanuelle Antille,
    Angels Camp--First Songs, 2001-2003,
    video installation

          Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers

    gilbert&sullivan 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13
    8 p.m. Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15
    2 p.m. Sunday, March 15
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-9075. $10-15 general, $5-8 students.
    In this classic by Gilbert & Sullivan, two republican gondoliers reign jointly as King of Barataria, decreeing that “all shall equal be.”

          25 Years in Film: Feminism and Sexual Identity
          in Su Friedrich’s Filmmaking

    friedrich 12:15 p.m. Friday, March 14
    Center for Gender Studies, 5733 S. University Ave.
    Screening to follow at 2 p.m. in the Film Studies Center, Room 306, Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 702-8596. Free.
    Su Friedrich, an internationally renowned feminist filmmaker, will discuss her work at a brown bag lunch session at 12:15 p.m. at the Center for Gender Studies. Friedrich, who currently teaches film and video production at Princeton University, will discuss how her work and mixing genres is connected to finding a way to articulate experiences that are outside the norm. Short clips of her films will be shown, and following the discussion, Friedrich’s film Hide and Seek (1996), which explores the world of lesbian adolescence in the ’60s, will be shown at 2 p.m. in the Film Studies Center.

    Su Friedrich, Hide and Seek (1996), film still

          “Between the Boards: Collections, Compilations and Curiosities
          from the John Crerar Collection of Rare Books
          in the History of Science and Medicine”

    snakes Through Friday, June 20
    8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday.
    Special Collections Research Center, Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St. 702-8705. Free.
    This exhibition looks at the unique and unusual books in the John Crerar Library Collection of Rare Books in the history of science and medicine to present the role of the book form in collecting, classifying and conveying knowledge. Among the items on view are collections of lichen and algae; compilations of textile samples; clippings on aeronautics; books on anatomy, machines with models and moveable parts; and other uses of the book format to communicate and preserve information.

    Albert Seba, Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio. Amsterdam: apud J. Wetstenium, 1734-1765