Silver Screen: Tama Hochbaum

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Jan 25, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, February 5th

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Tama Hochbaum‘s mother came of age in the 1930s during the Golden Age of the Silver Screen. As a young woman, one of her favorite pastimes was going to the movies. During the last years of her life as she suffered from increasingly poor health with the onset of Alzheimer’s, she found great comfort in watching re-broadcasts of the movies of her youth. Mother and daughter stayed connected by watching movies simultaneously on The Turner Classic Movies station that was on Channel 67 in both their neighborhoods Hochbaum’s in North Carolina, her mother’s in New York.

After her mother passed away in February 2012, Hochbaum conceived the idea for Silver Screen published by Daylight, a loving tribute to her mother and the films and Hollywood legends that gave her joy. She traces the trajectory of her mother’s legacy using stacked technologies: celluloid transmitted via broadcast and rendered digitally, the silver screen of her mother’s youth, the TV screen of Hochbaum’s own coming-of-age, and the ubiquitous iPhone screen of her daughter’s generation. In Silver Screen, Hochbaum reverently explores memory, attachment and loss with images that are simple, iconic and strangely current.


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