Artist Rachel Rose discussed visual and sound editing techniques with Oscar-winning editor and sound designer Walter Murch. The conversation, presented in collaboration with MUBI, was followed by a screening of the 1974 film, The Conversation (dir. Francis Ford Coppola), starring Gene Hackman, edited and with sound designed by Murch.
The film follows the life habits of a surveillance expert and the moral dilemma he faces when his recordings reveal a potential murder.
Walter Murch is an American film editor and sound designer. He is best known for his acclaimed work on Apocalypse Now (1979), for which he received the Academy Award in Sound Editing. Murch has also authored several books, including In the Blink of an Eye (1995) and directed the 1985 film Return to Oz. Murch’s editing work includes films such as The Rain People (1969); American Graffiti (1973); The Godfather: Part II (1974); Apocalypse Now (1979) and The English Patient (1996), among many others.
Rachel Rose was born in 1986 and currently lives and works in New York. Recent exhibitions include The Whitney Museum of American Art (2015); Governor’s Island, New York (2015); CSS Bard College, Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2015); National Gallery, Prague (2015); Taipei Biennial, Taipei (2014); Pilar Corrias, London (2014); High Art, Paris (2014); Sculpture Center, New York (2013); David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2013) and Electronic Arts Intermix, New York (2013). Forthcoming solo exhibitions are scheduled for Castello di Rivoli (2015) and The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2016).
Serpentine Cinema is a series of performances and screenings by artists and film-makers held in a cinema context.