The short film The Wind Dies The Sun Sets, a contemplative consideration of energy extraction and use in Pennsylvania, by Eric Weeks, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Chair of Photography, and collaborator Joshua Reiman, was selected as the winner of ikonoTV's open call for Art Speaks Out 2016, a curated video program about the environment. (Trailer for The Wind Dies The Sun Sets )
The film will be continuously screened at WACE - Arkane Africa ArtCOP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco from November 7-18, in conjunction with the United Nations’ 22nd annual international climate change conference COP22.
In addition, the film will also be projected during the PCA&D Faculty Biennial that opens Friday November 4 at PCA&D’s gallery, 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster and will screen continuously during the run of the exhibition, through January 6. At the 2016 Faculty Biennial PCA&D will present new artworks created by its BFA faculty members teaching studio courses in Digital Media, Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Art and Photography. This group exhibition provides a special opportunity for students and the public to see the work created by this talented group of artists. Reception for the Artists: First Friday, November 4th and December 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m.
ikonoTV, based in Berlin, will also broadcast the film on Thursdays and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. throughout the month of November.
About the artists:
Weeks joined the Photography and Fine Art department at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design as a professor in 2010. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University School of Arts and his Bachelor’s from School of Visual Arts.
Earlier this year, Weeks served as Exhibition Director for the 9th Annual Jeonju International Photography Festival, Jeonju, South Korea, held May 21-29, 2016. He was instrumental in creating a photography exchange, between students at PCA&D in Lancaster PA, and Kyungil University (KIU) in Gyeongsan, South Korea in order for the photography students from the two cultures to learn about each other through photography, while also gaining an understanding of the communicative power of the medium.
In addition, Weeks served as a juror for Lancaster Summer Arts Festival's Expanded Visions exhibit, the Ware Center in June 2016. Week’s photograph “WGAL” was selected to be part of PA Modern: A Photography Exhibit of Midcentury Architecture, a juried exhibit for the 50th anniversary celebration of Pennsylvania’s State Museum and Archives Complex. In addition, his work has been shown in Dear Dave at the Foley Gallery, May 2015 edition of Fraction Magazine, Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, EDS Galeria, Mexico City, Dartmouth College, Hanover, Wave Photogallery, Brescia, Italy, Scope International Art Fair, New York, Schneider Gallery, Chicago and the Demuth Gallery, Lancaster PA. His photographs are represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Maison Européene de la Photographie and the Sir Elton John Collection, among others. He received an Individual Creative Artists Fellowship Grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for 2007.
Weeks’s collaborator on the film, Joshua Reiman is an artist working in sculpture, film, video and photography. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, in Germany and in Estonia. He is currently an assistant professor of the MFA in studio art + sculpture at the Maine College of Art. Josh has an MFA in sculpture from Syracuse University and a BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute. Recent exhibitions include the Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden Germany, NAPOLEON Philadelphia, and Martin Chen Gallery Pittsburgh. Upcoming exhibitions include: The ICA at MECA - Portland Maine, The Sarah Jewett Museum - South Berwick Maine, and Space Gallery – Portland Maine. Reiman is also a contributing writer for Sculpture magazine. Prior to teaching at the Maine College of Art, Joshua was a visiting professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University where he taught in the Sculpture, Installation, and Site-Work program.