As a cinema artist-in-residence, Rudnick has created a series of high- and low-tide studies along the shore, multiple time-lapse videos from the roof of the Exploratorium’s new home at Pier 15, and a longer form meditation on time and tide along San Francisco's Embarcadero.
Fog City is a cinematic study of Bay Area fog, created by filmmaker Sam Green in collaboration with cinematographer Andy Black. The work takes a poetic view of this complex natural phenomena that for many months each year defines the psychogeography of the region. In September 2011, the Exploratorium screened the work-in-progress film and hosted a public conversation between Green and a meteorologist from the National Weather Service.
The Exploratorium has commissioned San Francisco-based filmmaker Paul Clipson to create an abstract 16mm film study of the area surrounding our new downtown waterfront site at Pier 15. The film showcases Clipson's extraordinary treatment of the complex natural and cultural systems in the urban landscape, from the ephemeral rhythms of light and water to the rigid order of crosswalks and skyscrapers. Clipson’s work generally involves live collaborative performances with sound artists and musicians.
Testing the limits of the state-of-the-art Meyer Constellation sound system housed in the Exploratorium’s Forum, David Cerf will create a unique and dynamic soundscape. Cerf will also select a work from the Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts collection—which includes hundreds of 16mm films spanning a wide range of topics and styles—and compose a new soundtrack for that work, which he will debut during a live performance in Fall, 2013.