Laurel Nakadate, The Wolf Knife (still), 2010. Digital video, color, 100 min. Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.
Lecture and M. Victor Leventritt panel discussion is co-organized by the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and Michelle Lamunière, curator of the exhibition and John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums. Lamunière will introduce Nakadate and lead the postscreening discussion.
Panelists include Deborah Bright, Professor of Photography and History of Art & Visual Culture, Rhode Island School of Design and Visiting Professor of Photography, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University; and Carrie Lambert-Beatty, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities, Departments of Visual and Environmental Studies and History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. Moderated by D. N. Rodowick, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and Chair, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, and Director, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University.
In conjunction with, Laurel Nakadate: Say You Love Me, the Harvard Film Archive will screen Nakadate’s 2010 film The Wolf Knife, on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 7pm. The Wolf Knife explores desire and the loss of innocence through a friendship between two teenage girls who embark on an ill-conceived road trip from Florida to Nashville. The filmmaker will introduce her film and participate in a postscreening discussion.
The film is presented in collaboration with the Harvard Film Archive and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and is made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.