Dirges and Sturgeons tours USA
Following the resounding success of her programme at the Anthology Film Archives (NYC), curator Astria Suparak is now taking Dirges and Sturgeons on a tour of five American cities. In New York the programme of short films and videos – by Miranda July, Seth Price, Bjørn Melhus and others – interspersed with audio pieces, received accolades from both filmmakers and the press.
According to Bjørn Melhus: “The room was packed like I’ve hardly ever seen in a cinema, the audience loved it and we all had a wonderful, stimulating evening. I was so happy to finally be able to watch videos in a cinema instead of an exhibition room.”Amy Taubin commented in the Village Voice: “Peripatetic curator Astria Suparak has an eye for the strange and ineffable”. The young curator (23) is currently at work preparing further programmes.