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Cinematheque: Texts of Light

YBCA Film & Video




David Gatten in person.
David Gatten has been producing a cycle of films that take inspiration from the library of William Byrd II, an American colonial writer, planter and government official whose vast collection introduced many important works of European philosophical and political thought to North America. Focusing on specific volumes from the library, letters and personal papers, Gatten’s series, to eventually be called Secret History of the Dividing Line, A True Account in Nine Parts, probes the relationship between printed words and images, philosophical ideas, historical records and biography. More details »