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“Art & Mind” @ the Hoffman

Date(s) - May 17, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hoffman Center for the Arts


Hoffman Center to Premier Documentary “Art & Mind” This Friday

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will screen the 2019 UK art documentary “Art & Mind” this Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Written and directed by Amerlie Ravalec, the film lasts 70 minutes. Admission will be $10.

Friday’s screening will be the North Oregon Coast premier of the film and only the second showing in the state.

Described as “a journey into art, madness and the unconscious,” the film explores visionary artists and the creative impulse, from the Flemish Masters of the Renaissance to the avant-garde movement of Surrealism and the unsung geniuses of Art Brut and Outsider Art.

Art & Mind presents art historians, artists, museum curators, psychiatrists, and neuroscientists to explore the relationship between art and madness. More than 30 artists are featured, including Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya, Vincent Van Gogh, William Blake, Edvard Munch, Salvador Dali, and Carl Jung.

According to Ravelec, the theme of madness inspired some of the most incredible painters in history, but mad people often experienced an unstoppable urge to create art too.

Ravalec is a London-based Parisian director. Her previous documentary “Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay” traced the origins of Industrial music, from the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America’s thriving avant-garde scene.

Her debut film “Paris/Berlin: 20 Years Of Underground Techno” documented the underground movement of techno through the lens of two very different cities, from secret Parisian parties to Berlin’s infamous Berghain club.