Monkey Town 3 June 13 - August 11, 7 nights/week Screenings: 7pm + 9:15pm Purchase Tickets!
Monkey Town, the first experimental, completely immersive film and food experience, returns to NYC at Eyebeam this summer, June 13 – August 11, for a two month nightly pop up before launching a national tour.
People: Alison Mennor, Annie Pearlman, Astrid Menze, Ben Ridgway, Brian Close, Bunny Rogers + Filip Olszewski, Chris Rice, Errol Morris, Eve Sussman, Fred Hua, Jack + Leigh Ruby, Josh Cross, Kathy Rose, Maggie Lee, Max Sussman, Montgomery Knott, Nacxi Gaxiola, Peter Burr, Shana Moulton, Simon Lee, Tara Sinn, Theo Angell, Trisha Baga, Will Rahilly, Will Strobeck, Zefrey Throwell Tags: event, Film, food, installation, screening
Since the completion in 1998 of Histoire(s) du cinéma, Godard has featured strongly in debates about audiovisual art and culture, especially regarding questions of historical memory, technological change, and the future of cinema in all its forms. This historical moment provides the perfect opportunity for a critical reassessment and redefinition of Godard’s entire corpus and its key role within contemporary culture.
With 22 lavishly illustrated chapters, as well as a photo essay and visual filmography, For Ever Godard does justice to the full sweep of Godard’s oeuvre: from early pioneering works such as À bout de souffle (Breathless) and Weekend — to his later engagement with Maoist ideology and revolutionary Marxism — through to his films of the 1980s that returned to more mainstream themes.
Reynold Reynolds initially studied physics receiving a bachelor's degree under the professorship of Carl Wieman (Physics Nobel Laureate 2001). Changing his focus to studio art he remained two more years in Boulder to study under experimental film maker Stan Brakhage. Reynolds then finished an M.F.A. in New York City at the School of Visual Arts.
Influenced early on by philosophy and working primarily with 16mm and Super 8mm film as an art medium he has developed a common film grammar based on transformation, consumption and decay. Reynolds' depictions frequent disturbed psychological and physical themes, increasingly provoking the viewer's participation and dismay.
The cinematic has been a springboard for the work of many influential artists, including Victor Burgin, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Stan Douglas, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Wall, among others. Much recent cinema, meanwhile, is rich with references to contemporary photography. Video art has taken a photographic turn into pensive slowness; photography now has at its disposal the budgets and scale of cinema. This addition to Whitechapel's Documents of Contemporary Art series surveys the rich history of creative interaction between the moving and the still photograph, tracing their ever-changing relationship since early modernism.
Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her pioneering use of new technologies and her investigations of issues that are now recognized as key to the working of our society: identity in a time of consumerism, privacy in an era of surveillance, interfacing of humans and machines, and the relationship between real and virtual worlds. In 2007 a retrospective at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, Autonomous Agents, featured a comprehensive range—from the Roberta Breitmore videos from the 1980s and interactive installations that use the Internet and artificial intelligence software. Her influential early ventures into performance and photography are also featured in the current touring exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, organized by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Hershman Leeson is presently at work on a feature-length documentary about the revolutionary feminist art movement.
Soft Rains uses custom computer software to control miniature cameras, set elements and recorded soundtracks to create and project a film. The installation is comprised of a series of tableaux "sound stages" placed throughout Eyebeam's facility and alongside a projection surface where viewers can see both the filmmaking process in action and its simultaneous result. The robotic set shoots and edits classic film-noir effects revealing the mechanisms behind the "magic" of cinema.
Timewarp is an experimental documentary film about the perception of time and its translation into images in our memory. The film translates interviews with Manuel de Landa, Bruce Sterling, John Perry Barlow, and others into graphic renderings questioning the nature of time and its many representations.
A9 Weekend In this new piece, Holmberg references the concepts behind his most recent work, Weekend,which was visually rooted in Jean-Luc Godard’s similarly titled film. Holmberg's Weekend re-contextualized Godard’s scene of a post-apocalyptic traffic jam by isolating and splicing together individual frames from the film to create one image which scrolls across the screen via slow pacing to match the original camerawork. Holmberg’s A9 Weekend uses street-level photographs found through Amazon’s A9.com map service to visualize Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, from both sides of the street. The images are composited into one image for each side of the street, running at the same pace as Godard’s Weekend using a tweening process.
In 1966, at the height of minimal art in New York, artist Michael Snow chose not to make another object to be placed in a room but instead spent a year planning a film of a room: Wavelength, a forty-five-minute more or less straight-line zoom from the near to the far wall of a loft space, accompanied by a rising sine wave.