Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Visual AcousticsSC State’s I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium (The Stanback) presents “Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman,” on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.  This is a free event.

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman,” is a film produced and directed by Eric Bricker as part of the Southern Arts Federation’s Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

Following a screening of his documentary, Bricker will engage the audience in a discussion about the film and his work as a filmmaker. A reception with the filmmaker will follow the discussion.

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, “Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman,” celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, a 97-year-old architectural photographer. He was known as the world’s greatest architectural photographer,” whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream.  Circulating his photos with human models and striking landscapes, Shulman combined the organic with the synthetic, melding nature with revolutionary urban design.  “Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman,” is a gallery catalogue, with photos floating across the screen like the pages of an art book. 

After college graduation, Bricker spent a few years acting with the California Repertory Company and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Upon settling in Los Angeles, Calif., he turned his focus toward film and television production where he worked with notable talent such as Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin and Danny Aiello. Meanwhile, Bricker explored his affinity for music percussionists, such as Kenny G and Perry Farrell at the Coachella Music Festival. As his passion for filmmaking grew, so did his art consultation firm, Artistic Designs Unlimited which was formed in 1996. It was in 1998 that Bricker was led to Julius Shulman for vintage photos of San Francisco, Calif. Recognizing the extraordinary amount of humanity and profundity Shulman and his work possessed, Brinker expressed his inspiration for “Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman.”

For additional information about “Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman,” contact Ellen Zisholtz, director of The Stanback, at (803) 536-7174, or Ingrid Owens, program manager, at (803) 536-8329.