Directed by Norman Magden
Written by Norman Magden
Horses, Inc. (Chicago)
13 min
Director's Biography:
Norman Magden is an inter-media artist and film historian working in a variety of
formats, including film, video and multi-image performance. Many of his works have
been screened and received awards in various venues such as the London Film Festival,
International Canadian Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Ann Arbor
Film Festival, and the National Endowment for the Arts Short Film Showcase, New
Filmmakers (Hollywood), International Vampire Film Festival (New Orleans), Festivus
Film Festival (Denver), Peoples Awards Film Festival (Quito, Ecuador). Byron Bay
International Film Festival (Australia), Kansas City Film Festival and the Rome
International Film Festival (Georgia), Maverick Movie Awards and the Indie Can Film
Festival (Toronto). He also received the Best Experimental Film Award at the Los
Angeles Reel Film Festival and at the LA Film Awards, where he also received the Best
Director, Best Cinematography and Best Concept. One of his films, “Café,” won Best
Experimental Film at the Los Angeles International Film Festival as well as an award at
the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood. He has been awarded numerous grants
including the National Endowment for the Arts, NEH, The Illinois Arts Council, The
Illinois Humanities Council and Randolph Street Gallery in Chicago. His multi-image
works have been performed nationally and internationally, including the Theatre des
Amandiers, Paris; International Carnival of Experimental Sounds, London, England; the
Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Automation
House, NYC; and the Avant Garde Festival, NYC. Other exhibitions include a work
published in Painting with Fire: Masters of Enameling: 1930-1980 in conjunction with an
exhibition of his work at the Long Beach Museum of Art, video works shown in Polymer:
Contemporary American Video/Experimental Video at Hunter Museum of American Art,
and a video work displayed in the New Media Exhibition at the University Film and
Video Association Conference. One of Magden’s films was selected for inclusion in the
Harvard Film Archives. He is Professor of 4D Arts in the School of Art at the University
of Tennessee where he teaches film and video production, theory and history. He
received his Ph.D. in Art History from Case Western Reserve University and also has an
MA in Art Education and BA in Studio Art from the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Screening Date:
January 28th, 8pm

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