Ruth Hodgins at FilmScene, Wednesday, Oct 19 at 7:30pm – FREE!



Ruth Hodgins, archivist and Programmer at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, will be in town to present a collection of avant-garde films from the historic Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection!

Living In the Stacks: A selection of titles from the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection
A presentation by the Walker Art Center’s Bentson Archivist/ Programmer, Ruth Hodgins.

The following program attempts to reflect coalesce between the content in a collection and its “keeper”. Categorized into three parts, the program examines different moments in a career in parallel to different themes in the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection. Titles include early soviet animation, narrative shorts, appropriated image, and European and American experimental moving image.




Ruth Hodgins is currently an Archivist and Programmer working at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where she oversees the care, use, and scholarship of the historic Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection.  Previously, Ruth was the Distribution Manager at the Video Data Bank at the Art Institute of Chicago. Ruth received an MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute, and a BA From the Glasgow School of Art. She has contributed to the contemporary arts in various forms throughout her career including working as an artist assistant at the European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands, writer for The Daily Serving, and guest lecturer for various organizations including Loop Gallery in Seoul, The Glasgow School of Art, and University of Illinois Chicago.


This Headroom event is sponsored by the Departments of Cinematic Arts, Art & Art History, and English, the Public Digital Arts Cluster, and Little Village Magazine.

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