Karl Wirsum (1973) with Wirsum in person: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Karl Wirsum (1973) with Wirsum in person

 Karl Wirsum (1973) with Wirsum in person
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri November 4, 2016
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


11/4/16 7PM FREE
(Suzanne Simpson, 1973, USA, digital, 14 min.)

Digitally restored by Pentimenti Productions, Suzanne Simpson's Karl Wirsum is a little-known 1973 film that peeks into the sun-dappled California studio of a young artist as he embarks on an extraordinary career. Wirsum’s psychedelic marionette sculptures still dazzle today, while his narration and a newly composed mind-bending soundtrack (performed live) draw viewers into his process and personality.

Live musical accompaniment by Alex Inglizian and Marc Riordan!

Post-screening discussion moderated by John Corbett featuring Karl Wirsum, filmmaker Suzanne Simpson, Alex Inglizian, and Marc Riordan

A brief reception will follow the screening/discussion.

This program is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art. Presented in partnership with Pentimenti Productions.

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu