Curated by Astria Suparak
For Pratt Film Series, Brooklyn, NY
May 10, 2000

This is the Ninety-First show at Pratt Institute programmed by Astria Suparak [who is graduating from Pratt this month]. For the past three years the Pratt Film Series has been a showcase dedicated to showing media work not easily accessible to the public, and to forging ties across arts disciplines including performance, music, painting, sculpture, technology, animation, theater, and architecture. Work from eighteen countries, spanning nearly the history of cinema (1901 to works in progress and premieres), have been exhibited here. The series also featured guest filmmakers and performers, traveling film and music festivals, and collaborations with other New York City venues.


8:30pm: #90

1. Odilon Redon, Guy Maddin, 1995, 16mm, 3 min.

2. Conscious, Julie Murray, 1993, 16mm, silent, 10 min.

3. The Upper Hand, Jennifer Fieber, 1998, 16mm, b/w, silent, 4 min.

4. Striptease, Brian Frye, 1995, 16mm, b/w, 6.5 min.

5. The Most Important Moment of My Life, Brian Frye, 1995, 16mm, b/w, 3.5 min.

6 . angus mustang, Stephanie Barber, 1996, 16mm, 6 min.

7. Domain, Julie Murray, 1999, 16mm, sound on cassette, 6 min.

8. I’ll Walk With God, Scott Stark, 1994, 16mm, 8 min.

9. Dark Into Dark, Charlemagne Palestine, 1979, video, 19:28 min.

9:45pm: #91

1. (camera roll), Astria Suparak, 1999, 16mm, silent, 3 min.

2. shipfilm, Stephanie Barber, 1998, 16mm, silent, 4 min.

3. Reflections on Black, Stan Brakhage, 1955, 16mm, 12 min.

4. Flight, Greta Snider, 1996, 16mm, 18 fps., silent, 5 min.

5. Window Water Baby Moving, Stan Brakhage, 1959, 16mm., 12 min.

6. The Man Who Could Not See Far Enough, Peter Rose, 1981, 16mm, 33 min.



“Curator Astria Suparak leaves Pratt with a bang. Among the highlights of this last show are Guy Maddin’s Odilon Redon, excerpts from Leslie Thornton’s Peggy and Fred in Hell, and Stan Brakhage’s Window Water Baby Moving.” – Amy Taubin