On “Projections, Portraits, and Picaresques”

Projections, Portraits, and Picaresques: Works by Mary Helena Clark, Mariah Garnett, and Latham Zearfoss screens the at Gene Siskel Film Center tomorrow, Thursday, April 23rd at 6pm. Mary Helena Clark, Mariah Garnett, and Latham Zearfoss in person!  Ouroboros—an ancient symbol depicting a serpent eating its own tail. Rather than requiring or demanding a space, this reworking […]

Apr 23 – Projections, Portraits, and Picaresques: Works by Mary Helena Clark, Mariah Garnett, and Latham Zearfoss

Thursday, April 23rd | Mary Helena Clark, Mariah Garnett, and Latham Zearfoss in person! Artists Mary Helena Clark, Mariah Garnett, and Latham Zearfoss (BFA 2008) self-reflexively play with portraiture and autobiography in a cultural landscape dominated by selfies and shifting social media platforms. In Home Movie (2012), Zearfoss engages with the contemporary urge to capture personal […]

On “The X-Ray of Civilization…”

I first encountered the work of David Wojnarowicz a few years ago whilst interning for the New York City based arts organization Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI). I had been asked to research his expansive practice for an upcoming panel discussion David Wojnarowicz: Motion Rhythms and was instructed that I would need to visit Fales Library […]

Nov 6 – The X-Ray of Civilization: Films by Tom Rubnitz, David Wojnarowicz, and Tommy Turner

Thursday, November 6th | Introduced by Marvin J. Taylor, Director of Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University and founder of the Downtown collection The Culture Wars and devastation of the AIDS epidemic contributed to a cultural scene in 1980s New York that crackled with tension and ached with sadness. Against this background, artists Tom Rubnitz, […]

Tomonari Nishikawa & Small-Gauge Japan

March 8, 6pm | Tomonari Nishikawa in person Tomonari Nishikawa, Tokyo-Ebisu (2010). Courtesy the artist. Working in formats ranging from Super 8 to 35mm still photographic film, Tomonari Nishikawa constructs his films through precise single-frame shooting, elaborate masking, superimposition, and in-camera editing. He transforms the elements of urban life into multilayered abstractions of light, movement, […]

Radical Closure

Thursday, March 3, 6:00 pm Posthumous (Ghassan Salhab, 2007). Courtesy the Video Data Bank. Curated by Lebanese video artist Akram Zaatari (who presented a program of his own works at CATE in Fall 2006), Radical Closure brings together documentaries, independent films, and video art from the Middle East and Europe produced in response to war, […]

VISION IN MOTION: FILMMAKING AT THE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, 1944-70

Thursday, October 1, 2009 and Friday, October 2, 2009 at 6pm Guests in person! Image: László Moholy-Nagy & ID students, Design Workshops (1944). “The illiterates of the future,” the pioneering Hungarian artist and educator László Moholy-Nagy once famously proclaimed, “will be ignorant of the camera and pen alike.” Founded in Chicago in 1937 and modeled […]

The Films of Bruce Conner

Thursday, April 16 & Friday, April 17, 6pm | Guests in person! Bruce Conner, A Movie (1958). Image courtesy of the Conner Family Trust. Explosive, elegiac, and ecstatic, the films of Bruce Conner (1933-2008) have had an enormous impact on film and pop culture, echoing through the rhythms of MTV, on-line remixes, and the use […]

Joanie 4 Jackie: The Lady Glitterati of the New Movie Uprising

Thursday, October 16, 6pm Joanie 4 Jackie knows that the best lady-made film and video art belongs not only in a gallery, but also in the bedrooms of girls all over America. — J4J In 1995, multimedia artist Miranda July began inviting DIY women filmmakers to submit work in return for a “chainletter,” or a […]

Falling Out of Time: New Documentaries from the Former Soviet Europe

Thursday, April 3, 6pm | Curators Oona Mosna and Jeremy Rigsby in person! Igor Strembitsky, Wayfarers (2005). Image courtesy of the artist. Once the home of state-sponsored social realism, the former Soviet Europe has given rise to a new breed of documentary, revising its realist tradition with the observational ambiguities and formal rigor more familiar […]

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