POTLUCK AND SHORT FILMS
Saturday, February 17
3-5pm Pecha Kucha artist talks – all welcome!
5.30pm Potluck Dinner – please bring a plate to share
7pm Film Screening by Rachel Lin Weaver – a visiting artist to The Weight of Mountains Film Collective – (45mins + Q& A)
Rachel Lin Weaver (b. 1985) grew up in rural Alaska and West Virginia. She creates projects at the intersections of video art, experimental film, installation, and performance. Thematically, her works explore memory, searching, landscapes and people in flux, and natural history. She is influenced by her upbringing in rural communities in poverty, and she creates meditative projects that contemplate the richness of ecology, and the collision of the personal and the impersonal, the physical and the metaphysical, the scientific and the ecstatic. Weaver is Director of Cinema Reset, the emerging media program of the New Orleans Film Festival. She currently lives and works in the mountains of Appalachia, where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Technologies at Virginia Tech.