One Take Documentary Series



THURSDAY, April 6, 2023 | 7:15pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)

Doors: 6:45pm
Screening: 7:15pm
Post-film discussion to follow. An ASL interpreter will be present for the film introduction and talkback.

SATURDAY, April 8, 2023 | 3pm

Little Theatre 5


The quixotic journey of Nam June Paik, one of the most famous Asian artists of the 20th century, who revolutionized the use of technology as an artistic canvas and prophesied both the fascist tendencies and intercultural understanding that would arise from the interconnected metaverse of today’s world. Directed by Amanda Kim.

Bonus: “Bakelite Robot” by Nam June Paik is featured at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG), The Little’s community partner for this screening. 

117 mins | Documentary | 2023 
Not Rated

Directed by Amanda Kim


Tara Merenda Nelson is the Programmer for the VSW Salon series, and Curator and Director of Public Programs at  Visual Studies Workshop.

Jonathan Knight is a media-focused artist, filmmaker, and educator based in Rochester, NY. His work explores narrative both through visual and sonic abstraction as well as traditional storytelling. As a long-time creative director and video designer for Blue Man Group, his projects have been seen in more than 20 countries on six continents. He has worked as a director and editor of independent films and documentaries as well as a director for live television. Jonathan taught at the Museum of the Moving Image and CUNY in New York City and is currently a visiting lecturer in the School of Film and Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology.

• Video Artist, Peer Bode, in a career spanning over four decades, has created an extensive body of work that investigates electronic media events, active perception systems and culture. A graduate of Binghamton University’s Cinema Department, Bode studied with Larry Gottheim, Nicholas Ray, Ken Jacobs and Peter Kubelka, and later with Woody and Steina Vasulka, Paul Sharits, Tony Conrad and Hollis Frampton at SUNY Buffalo’s Media Study Program. Bode worked at the Experimental TelevisionCenter (ETC), which his lifelong mentor and friend Ralph Hocking established in Binghamton in 1969. At the ETC, Bode made his seminal early works while assisting and collaborating with the video artist and engineer David Jones, whose “Jones Frame Buffer” became a signature processor within Bode’s oeuvre. His work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including MoMA, Anthology Film Archives, the Whitney Biennial, the European Media Art Festival (Germany), Impakt Film and Video Art Festival (the Netherlands), Viper Festival (Switzerland), among many others. A key figure of the Owego and Alfred schools of video arts, Bode headed the Video Arts Program at the School of Art and Design, NYSCC at Alfred University, where he co-founded the Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA). Bode is Professor of Art, Emeritus at Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

About the series

Black Cinema Series
One Take Documentary Series

The Little’s One Take: Stories through the Lens is a monthly documentary film series, presenting a unique mix of documentaries—ranging from film festival favorites to unheralded gems—followed by panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As. Read more about One Take

Community Partner

Memorial Art Gallery (MAG)

A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history. From the relics of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary practice, MAG offers a panorama of the world’s art. Our 14-acre campus is a spectacular public art space that is a popular destination for Rochesterians and out-of-town visitors alike.

MAG’s permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects has been called “the best balanced in the state outside of metropolitan New York City.” In addition to its collection, the museum offers a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, tours, and family activities.