CANCELLED: Greenaway's Inferno


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Peter Greenaway is unable to attend this event due to a change in his schedule. The lecture has been cancelled.

A discussion with the Devers Program In Dante Studies

Inspired by artist Tom Phillips’ illustrated translation of Dante’s Inferno, Peter Greenaway created A TV Dante, an ambitious video adaptation “illuminated with layered and juxtaposed imagery that comments, counterpoints and elucidates.” Peter Greenaway will discuss his creation at length, which won the 1991 Special Prize for Arts at the Prix Italia, the oldest and most prestigious International Radio, Television, and Web competition.

Peter Greenaway

British film director Peter Greenaway will introduce the screening. He is currently Professor of Cinema Studies at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

Born in Wales and educated in London, Peter Greenaway trained as a painter for four years, and started making his own films in 1966. He now lives in Amsterdam.

He has continued to make cinema in a great variety of ways, which has also informed his curatorial work and the making of exhibitions and installations in Europe from the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice and the Joan Miro Gallery in Barcelona to the Boymans van Beuningen Gallery in Rotterdam and the Louvre in Paris.

He has made 12 feature films and some 50 short-films and documentaries, been regularly nominated for the Film Festival Competitions of Cannes, Venice and Berlin, published books, written opera librettos, and collaborated with composers Michael Nyman, Glen Branca, Wim Mertens, Jean-Baptiste Barriere, Philip Glass, Louis Andriessen, Borut Krzisnik and David Lang.

His first narrative feature film, The Draughtsman’s Contract, completed in 1982, received great critical acclaim and established him internationally as an original film maker, a reputation consolidated by the films, The Cook, the Thief, his Wife & her Lover and The Pillow-book, The Tulse Luper Suitcases, and most recently by Nightwatching.