Off the Screen: Paul Clipson’s Light Year

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

$10 General / $5 Member. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Exploratorium or by calling (415) 528-4646

Note: Enter the Exploratorium through the Museum’s historic Pier 15 bulkhead for this after hours program.

Exploratorium Cinema Artist-in-Residence and San Francisco–based filmmaker Paul Clipson has created Light Year (2013), 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 Embarcadero as a complex natural and cultural system within this urban landscape, from the ephemeral rhythms of light and water to the rigid order of crosswalks and skyscrapers. Composer Tashi Wada will perform an original soundtrack. Please see for more info on Paul's work.

Filmmaker Paul Clipson describes his artistic process and his experience as an Exploratorium Artist in Residence.