Director Leos Carax appeared at the Carpenter Center for the Harvard Film Archive's retrospective “Overdrive,” which took place during the last two weekends of February. Carax is notoriously averse to public appearances and speaking with press about his work, so it was a rare privilege to hear the director speak in depth about his work.
Visual and environment studies faculty members Katarina Burin and Amie Siegel chanced upon a collection of old slides of the home of Walter Gropius, a Bauhaus architect who resided in Lincoln, MA. The slides were recently presented to an audience at the Carpenter Center as a timely return of Bauhaus to the building.
There are so many shows, performances, and galleries in and around Harvard Square that sometimes it's hard to know where to start—so the Arts board is here for you. We've compiled a list of interesting (and nearby) events happening this weekend for those of you staying at Harvard for Thanksgiving. Send tips to email@example.com.
“World of Wires” is a haunting satire of society’s over-dependence on technology. Through his unconventional direction, Scheib examines the inherent artificiality of theater—the idea that in many productions, playwrights, and actors want to convince the audience that a choreographed, scripted piece of art is in fact real life.
Debaters considered the longevity of libraries in an age of rapid digitalization at “Libraries Are Obsolete: An Oxford-Style Debate,” an event hosted by the Harvard Library Strategic Conversations on Wednesday.
“Varamo,” by César Aira, is a testimony to the fact that the backstory behind a seemingly fantastical myth is always worth exploring. Over the course of the novella, Aira narrates the story of the inspiration behind an ordinary man’s impressive literary debut.
With an unobstrusive technical approach that places the emphasis on a traditional reading of the Bard’s text, director Nathan O. Hilgartner ’14’s “Othello” relies on powerful if sometimes one-dimensional acting to realize the tragedy’s layers of deceit. However, a halfhearted attempt to modernize the production in parallel with minimalist staging distracts more than it contributes to the final product.