This inspirational screening and mini-exhibition catalogues heroes, compresses history, and hallucinates futures.
TROUBLE was created to accompany the exhibition, Richard Kerr’s Industry at La Cinematheque quebecoise.
Utilizing artistic (re)enactment, telepathetic aesthetics, manual animation, performance and a grab bag of low-end high technologies, these videos question traditional representations of (Canadian) identity and gender.
This touring program champions the realities of failure in relation to fantasies of athletic, sexual, and political mastery. Together, the works make for a powerful aesthetic of the undone.
Research project that captures the conflicting ideas, fears, and hopes about sex from the early 21st century.
Playfully adapting public space into personal games, these makers look at architecture, videogames, biology, schoolwork, history and even their own memories with fresh eyes and twitchy fingers. Often sincere, sometimes willfully naive, they project a new optimism and the ability to self-amuse and re-imagine.
These audios + videos are forcibly lonely and nihilistically sweet. They’ll pin you down and slowly drip spit on you, whether you’re practicing crossovers on a suburban driveway or pile-drivers in a backyard wrestling ring. I’ve got the moves if you’ve got the skills (together we could make a great team).
With an irreverence for punk rockers, adults like parents and politicians, non-adults like breasts and babies, and people we generally approve of such as artists and scientists, these works reveal that posers are sometimes better than the real thing.
These works are brazenly aware of their own representation, those fake gestures symbolizing love, and the self-proclaimed identity of Art. On the other hand, this is a Science Fair. We’re interested in breeding and practicing our (dance) moves until perfection is reached, and by golly you’re either with us or against us. Young people, always forward!
Musicians improvise live to an international program of new short films on a six-country tour.
Video art, experimental film, and audio composition with an art-school edge, reinventions of 1960s body/performance art and 1980s New Wave aloofness.
Held outdoors on PS1’s urban beach, Dive-in Movies is a technicolored summer of star-gazing, subversive silver screen myths, love notes from the underground, and 3-D creatures that only come out at night.
This videotape compilation explores sexuality from its formulation in childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood, referencing psychoanalytic theory as easily as pop culture.
The 91st and final show at Pratt. “Curator Astria Suparak leaves Pratt with a bang.” – Village Voice
Julie Zando, Jennet Thomas, Bjorn Melhus, Cathy Cook
Self-reflexivity and the rites of passage.
Rarely seen optical work from the German collective SELEKTION and videos by American artists working with avant-garde musicians in the early 1980s.
“Video is used by Vito Acconci, Charlemagne Palestine, and Tony Oursler as a medium for investigating and exhibiting obsession, trauma, and need for control.” – Village Voice
Freebasing TeleVision culture. Videos by Alex Bag, Michel Auder, Jennifer Reeder, Animal Charm, Maura Jasper.
The 9-hours event included film and light installations, live film and music performances, and curated programs of film and video.