Recital

Still from "The Amateurist" (1998) by Miranda July

Still from “The Amateurist” (1998) by Miranda July

Recital

Curated by Astria Suparak
For Pratt Film Series, Brooklyn, NY
April 19, 2000

Self-reflexivity and the rites of passage.

PROGRAM

1. The Anatomy of Melancholy, Brian Frye, 1999, 16mm, b/w, 10 min. – New York premiere
“Huddled figures mouth fragments of dialogue, apparently rehearsing for a play, until images that seemed stilted and static become powerfully iconic, almost frightening.” –Chicago Reader

2. Fine Lines, Jane Gang, 1995, Super 8mm on video, 5 min.

3. The Amateurist, Miranda July, 1998, video, 14 min.
Miranda July attempts control through surveillance.

4. Recital, Seth Price, 2000, 16mm to video, 16 min.
A “power-struggle set to music: the back and forth, with the young gun under the voice-knife, who can resist words with images, but ultimate capitulation to ‘feelings.'”

5. Martina’s Playhouse, Peggy Ahwesh, 1989, Super 8 film on video, 19:48 min.
Peggy Ahwesh turns psychoanalytic theory upon its head in Martina’s Playhouse.

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