Posts Tagged: Independent Curating (events)

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EXPANDING THE FIELD: Sports & Politics Discussion Series

Three-part series with journalists, academics, and cultural producers covering topics like athletic protest, concussions and health issues, and labor and exploitation.

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EXPANDING THE FIELD: Sports & Politics Discussion Series

Three-part series with journalists, academics, and cultural producers covering topics like athletic protest, concussions and health issues, and labor and exploitation.

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A BEAUTIFUL GAME

The film and videomakers amplify fan glee, silliness, and irreverence, and provoke a rival team’s fanbase. These artists celebrate athletes’ rebellious streaks, and admire their disciplined feats of excellence.

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A BEAUTIFUL GAME

The film and videomakers amplify fan glee, silliness, and irreverence, and provoke a rival team’s fanbase. These artists celebrate athletes’ rebellious streaks, and admire their disciplined feats of excellence.

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POWER FORWARD

The artists in this exhibition draw upon the hidden and political histories of sports to open up analyses of the social world.

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POWER FORWARD

The artists in this exhibition draw upon the hidden and political histories of sports to open up analyses of the social world.

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SPORTS MUSIC

A playlist of official and adopted team theme songs, rapping by professional athletes, music made for sports films, and sports-themed pop songs from the past six decades. Musical styles range from choral groups with orchestras, rousing anthems, and advertising jingles, to disco, soul, rock, hip hop, pop, and R&B.

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SPORTS MUSIC

A playlist of official and adopted team theme songs, rapping by professional athletes, music made for sports films, and sports-themed pop songs from the past six decades. Musical styles range from choral groups with orchestras, rousing anthems, and advertising jingles, to disco, soul, rock, hip hop, pop, and R&B.

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THE NATION’S FINEST

A deconstruction of the athlete body – how it is used for national, political, and social agendas, and how it is viewed and re-crafted by artists.

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THE NATION’S FINEST

A deconstruction of the athlete body – how it is used for national, political, and social agendas, and how it is viewed and re-crafted by artists.

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A NON-ZERO-SUM GAME

Part of INCITE Journal: Sports, this series of art exhibitions, film programs, discussions, commissioned projects, and other events took place in galleries, cinemas, sports bars, bookstores, and on rooftops.

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A NON-ZERO-SUM GAME

Part of INCITE Journal: Sports, this series of art exhibitions, film programs, discussions, commissioned projects, and other events took place in galleries, cinemas, sports bars, bookstores, and on rooftops.

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Joanie 4 Jackie

The complete archives of the influential underground film network for female filmmakers has been acquired by The Getty and is now viewable online.

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Joanie 4 Jackie

The complete archives of the influential underground film network for female filmmakers has been acquired by The Getty and is now viewable online.

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Puls's Xualaux
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QUANTUM LEAPS

This inspirational screening and mini-exhibition catalogues heroes, compresses history, and hallucinates futures.

Puls's Xualaux
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QUANTUM LEAPS

This inspirational screening and mini-exhibition catalogues heroes, compresses history, and hallucinates futures.

Outer Space by Peter Tscherkassky
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TROUBLE: Hollywood viewed by the avant-garde cinema

TROUBLE was created to accompany the exhibition, Richard Kerr’s Industry at La Cinematheque quebecoise.

Outer Space by Peter Tscherkassky
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TROUBLE: Hollywood viewed by the avant-garde cinema

TROUBLE was created to accompany the exhibition, Richard Kerr’s Industry at La Cinematheque quebecoise.

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HOW TO BE A CANADIAN

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.

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HOW TO BE A CANADIAN

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.

“The Claw” by Chadwick Rantanen
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ELUSIVE QUALITY

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.

“The Claw” by Chadwick Rantanen
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ELUSIVE QUALITY

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.

Let's get tested
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LET’S GET TESTED

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.

Let's get tested
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LET’S GET TESTED

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.

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RES profile on Suparak: “Programmed to Stun”

“What she really wanted to do was blow the minds of viewers with unctuous erotica, politically motivated old school avant-garde retorts, hyperbolic tales, and, well, all the great stuff that hardly anybody shows anymore, much less puts together with loving attention to aesthetic nuance and fertile, thematic collision. Noting that part of her project entails seducing viewers to witness unconventional works, she also helps foment a network of artists and like-minded exhibitors.”

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RES profile on Suparak: “Programmed to Stun”

“What she really wanted to do was blow the minds of viewers with unctuous erotica, politically motivated old school avant-garde retorts, hyperbolic tales, and, well, all the great stuff that hardly anybody shows anymore, much less puts together with loving attention to aesthetic nuance and fertile, thematic collision. Noting that part of her project entails seducing viewers to witness unconventional works, she also helps foment a network of artists and like-minded exhibitors.”

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The Independent profile on Suparak: “Experimental media curator as rock star”

“At age twenty-four, Astria Suparak has already invented an unstoppable experimental film enterprise. As curator-on-wheels, she is aggressively building sexy niches for visceral and demanding new films and videos by cutting edge artists from around the world, who may seem freaky or misplaced in traditional art or film world contexts.”

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The Independent profile on Suparak: “Experimental media curator as rock star”

“At age twenty-four, Astria Suparak has already invented an unstoppable experimental film enterprise. As curator-on-wheels, she is aggressively building sexy niches for visceral and demanding new films and videos by cutting edge artists from around the world, who may seem freaky or misplaced in traditional art or film world contexts.”

"RECEIVER" by Jon Leone
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ADOLESCENT BOYS, AND LIVING ROOMS

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).

"RECEIVER" by Jon Leone
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ADOLESCENT BOYS, AND LIVING ROOMS

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).

Looking is better than feeling you tour poster
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LOOKING IS BETTER THAN FEELING YOU

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.

Looking is better than feeling you tour poster
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LOOKING IS BETTER THAN FEELING YOU

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.

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Telerama feature on microcinemas and Suparak

“A l’avant-garde de cette scène bouillonnante s’imposent des figures hybrides, comme la jeune et jolie Astria Suparak. Pour les programmes de courts métrages ou de vidéos qu’elle choisit et assemble, la New-Yorkaise de Brooklyn va chercher le public là où il se trouve, dans les musées ou dans les clubs, les cafés ou les discothèques.”

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Telerama feature on microcinemas and Suparak

“A l’avant-garde de cette scène bouillonnante s’imposent des figures hybrides, comme la jeune et jolie Astria Suparak. Pour les programmes de courts métrages ou de vidéos qu’elle choisit et assemble, la New-Yorkaise de Brooklyn va chercher le public là où il se trouve, dans les musées ou dans les clubs, les cafés ou les discothèques.”

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The Independent profile on Suparak: “A New Romantic T.V. Sound”

“At age twenty-four Astria has curated all over the U.S. and Europe, testing out new programs at NY’s best venues and then touring with them like a kid with a band. She comes to you: museums and galleries, universities, independent/underground film festivals and micro-cinemas, as well as public places like bars, community centers, and living rooms.” – Miranda July

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The Independent profile on Suparak: “A New Romantic T.V. Sound”

“At age twenty-four Astria has curated all over the U.S. and Europe, testing out new programs at NY’s best venues and then touring with them like a kid with a band. She comes to you: museums and galleries, universities, independent/underground film festivals and micro-cinemas, as well as public places like bars, community centers, and living rooms.” – Miranda July

"Triumf" by Seth Price
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KEEP IN TOUCH!

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!

"Triumf" by Seth Price
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KEEP IN TOUCH!

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!

Dirges and Sturgeons poster
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DIRGES & STURGEONS

YACHT: Young Artists Challenge High Technology (for a Total eclipse of the heart). These new videos from America and Europe have tying threads of: the use of high (?) technology or the idea of “future” in a lo fi way, dopplegang/replication, instant nostalgia as the residue of planned obsolescence, states of limbo. High and low (fidelity and culture).

Dirges and Sturgeons poster
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DIRGES & STURGEONS

YACHT: Young Artists Challenge High Technology (for a Total eclipse of the heart). These new videos from America and Europe have tying threads of: the use of high (?) technology or the idea of “future” in a lo fi way, dopplegang/replication, instant nostalgia as the residue of planned obsolescence, states of limbo. High and low (fidelity and culture).

Boxhead Ensemble tour poster
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THE BOXHEAD ENSEMBLE: Stories, Maps and Notes from the Half-Light

Musicians improvise live to an international program of new short films on a six-country tour.

Boxhead Ensemble tour poster
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THE BOXHEAD ENSEMBLE: Stories, Maps and Notes from the Half-Light

Musicians improvise live to an international program of new short films on a six-country tour.

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A NEW ROMANTIC T.V. SOUND

Video art, experimental film, and audio composition with an art-school edge, reinventions of 1960s body/performance art and 1980s New Wave aloofness.

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A NEW ROMANTIC T.V. SOUND

Video art, experimental film, and audio composition with an art-school edge, reinventions of 1960s body/performance art and 1980s New Wave aloofness.

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DIVE-IN MOVIES: MoMA PS1 Summer Film Series

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.

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DIVE-IN MOVIES: MoMA PS1 Summer Film Series

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.

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SOME KIND OF LOVING

This videotape compilation explores sexuality from its formulation in childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood, referencing psychoanalytic theory as easily as pop culture.

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SOME KIND OF LOVING

This videotape compilation explores sexuality from its formulation in childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood, referencing psychoanalytic theory as easily as pop culture.

"Sincerely, Joe P. Bear" by Matt McCormick
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SEX ON THE FRITZ

Dis-ease and uncomfort within desire.

"Sincerely, Joe P. Bear" by Matt McCormick
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SEX ON THE FRITZ

Dis-ease and uncomfort within desire.

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VERTIGO-GO with WFMU

The 9-hours event included film and light installations, live film and music performances, and curated programs of film and video.

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VERTIGO-GO with WFMU

The 9-hours event included film and light installations, live film and music performances, and curated programs of film and video.

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SEXUALITY MALFUNCTIONED

(Performance) Anxiety, ambivalence, anticipation.

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SEXUALITY MALFUNCTIONED

(Performance) Anxiety, ambivalence, anticipation.

Broken Music poster
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BROKEN MUSIC

Musical instruments are destroyed and technology is applied in peculiar ways. These de- compositions are made for video by both contemporary and historical figures, with a nod to Jimi Hendrix and the Fluxus movement.

Broken Music poster
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BROKEN MUSIC

Musical instruments are destroyed and technology is applied in peculiar ways. These de- compositions are made for video by both contemporary and historical figures, with a nod to Jimi Hendrix and the Fluxus movement.

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PLAYGIARISM

“This program includes some of the most intriguing recent and historical works [of found footage collage films]” – The Village Voice

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PLAYGIARISM

“This program includes some of the most intriguing recent and historical works [of found footage collage films]” – The Village Voice