The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston presents “The Projectionist”: a lecture and book signing by multi-media artist, Kendall Messick. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. November 10th in room 309 of the Simons Center for the Arts on 54 St. Philip Street.
This event is free and open to the public.
Kendall Messick is a photographer, filmmaker and installation artist who’s multi-media exhibition, “The Projectionist,” showed at the Halsey Institute during the fall of 2007. A catalogue to accompany the exhibition was recently published under the same name for which Mark Sloan, Halsey Director and Senior Curator, has written an essay. During his lecture on November 10th, Messick will discuss the progression of “The Projectionist” project and its star Gordon Brinkle. The full-color book will be for sale after the lecture and Messick will sign copies. A print from “The Projectionist” exhibition is available to Halsey Patron Members through the Patron Print Program.
"The Projectionist" is a documentary, multi-media exhibition and now a book that explores one man's lifelong fascination with the golden age of film and, in particular, the grand movie palace. Gordon Brinkle (1915-2007) devoted his life to one project stemming from his passion for this waning era in American culture: The Shalimar Theatre, a fully functional, 9-seat, faux-vintage movie “palace” which he lovingly constructed in the basement of his modest Delaware home.
Messick’s photographs from his other project, “Impermanence,” will be shown at Rebekah Jacob Gallery during the month of November.