No one, it seems, knows how to film and thereby appreciate the beautiful surface of a pond, lake, river, or ocean quite like Cambridge-based, experimental documentary filmmaker Alfred Guzzetti, who will be presenting eight of his short works, made between 1978 and this year. I’m tempted to call all these films and videos meditative, because a meditative look at nature and various aspects of everyday life—a three-way intersection in the ten-minte, 2003 Calcutta Intersection, motorists and cityscapes in The Tower of Industrial Life (2000, 15 min.), the landscapes, people, and weather of China in Under the Rain (1997, 10 min.), the trees in his backyard over many seasons in the 4-minute Chronological Order (1985)—recurs in his work. But often complicating this look are textual intrusions running across the screen that seem to carry all the complications of civilization with them. The shorts last 82 minutes, and Guzzetti is likely to have very interesting things to say about them.