Posts Tagged: Pratt Film Series

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New York Press on the underground cinema scene

“Suparak[‘s screenings were] spun with a superlative curatorial taste that combined a savvy political consciousness and sexy indie-rock-style showmanship without ever losing crucial nerd cred.”

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New York Press on the underground cinema scene

“Suparak[‘s screenings were] spun with a superlative curatorial taste that combined a savvy political consciousness and sexy indie-rock-style showmanship without ever losing crucial nerd cred.”

"Flight" by Greta SNIDER
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#91: LAST DANCE, LAST CHANCE

The 91st and final show at Pratt. “Curator Astria Suparak leaves Pratt with a bang.” – Village Voice

"Flight" by Greta SNIDER
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#91: LAST DANCE, LAST CHANCE

The 91st and final show at Pratt. “Curator Astria Suparak leaves Pratt with a bang.” – Village Voice

"No Sunshine" by Bjorn Melhus
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Camp, Fire

Julie Zando, Jennet Thomas, Bjorn Melhus, Cathy Cook

"No Sunshine" by Bjorn Melhus
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Camp, Fire

Julie Zando, Jennet Thomas, Bjorn Melhus, Cathy Cook

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Recital

Self-reflexivity and the rites of passage.

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Recital

Self-reflexivity and the rites of passage.

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{Re:soundings}

Rarely seen optical work from the German collective SELEKTION and videos by American artists working with avant-garde musicians in the early 1980s.

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{Re:soundings}

Rarely seen optical work from the German collective SELEKTION and videos by American artists working with avant-garde musicians in the early 1980s.

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Dark Into Dark

“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

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Dark Into Dark

“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

"Untitled (Project for The Andy Warhol Museum)" by Alex Bag
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TV/Voyeur

Freebasing TeleVision culture. Videos by Alex Bag, Michel Auder, Jennifer Reeder, Animal Charm, Maura Jasper.

"Untitled (Project for The Andy Warhol Museum)" by Alex Bag
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TV/Voyeur

Freebasing TeleVision culture. Videos by Alex Bag, Michel Auder, Jennifer Reeder, Animal Charm, Maura Jasper.

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REPORT

Unconventional narratives by John Baldessari, Katherin Resetarits, Hollis Frampton.

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REPORT

Unconventional narratives by John Baldessari, Katherin Resetarits, Hollis Frampton.

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SEXUALITY MALFUNCTIONED

(Performance) Anxiety, ambivalence, anticipation.

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SEXUALITY MALFUNCTIONED

(Performance) Anxiety, ambivalence, anticipation.

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CAUSE/FFECT

kinetics + chemistry + progress.

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CAUSE/FFECT

kinetics + chemistry + progress.

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Paint It Black

An evening of dark films and videos. Optical printing and video manipulation create dense layers of nausea. Meditations on media and culture. The use of technology for subversive purposes. Dis-ease.

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Paint It Black

An evening of dark films and videos. Optical printing and video manipulation create dense layers of nausea. Meditations on media and culture. The use of technology for subversive purposes. Dis-ease.

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On: location

Films about places and site-specific actions, investigations and de-constructions. “Astria Suparak has cleverly curated a program of films that focus on landscapes and cityscapes.” – The Village Voice

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On: location

Films about places and site-specific actions, investigations and de-constructions. “Astria Suparak has cleverly curated a program of films that focus on landscapes and cityscapes.” – The Village Voice

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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BODY/LANGUAGE

Conceptual, performance-based and seminal videotapes from the 1970s with an emphasis on language, contrasted by recent work by Zhuang Huan, who does radical, often painful actions in silence.

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BODY/LANGUAGE

Conceptual, performance-based and seminal videotapes from the 1970s with an emphasis on language, contrasted by recent work by Zhuang Huan, who does radical, often painful actions in silence.

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Energy Transformation in Modern Cinematography

Recent experimental films from The Netherlands and Austria.

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Energy Transformation in Modern Cinematography

Recent experimental films from The Netherlands and Austria.

Flyer
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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

Flyer
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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

/ 1999

Leslie Thornton + Mauricio Kagel

A rare screening of films by experimental composer Kagel + “Peggy and Fred in Hell is one of the strangest cinematic artifacts of the last 20 years, revealing the abuses of history and innocence in the face of catastrophe…”

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Leslie Thornton + Mauricio Kagel

A rare screening of films by experimental composer Kagel + “Peggy and Fred in Hell is one of the strangest cinematic artifacts of the last 20 years, revealing the abuses of history and innocence in the face of catastrophe…”

/ 1999

Bestiary

Alexander Calder, The Wooster Group, Peter Greenaway

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Bestiary

Alexander Calder, The Wooster Group, Peter Greenaway

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Girl Trouble

Chantal Akerman’s first film from age 18 and Sadie Benning’s newest video.

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Girl Trouble

Chantal Akerman’s first film from age 18 and Sadie Benning’s newest video.

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Films In The Round

(full-figured films). Elliptical narratives, repetition, and other round things.

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Films In The Round

(full-figured films). Elliptical narratives, repetition, and other round things.

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Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Ericka Beckman

Videos by Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Ericka Beckman, and collaborations among them.

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Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Ericka Beckman

Videos by Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Ericka Beckman, and collaborations among them.

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Miranda July, Octant, Big Miss Moviola

Live performance, lady-made movies, and a robot band.

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Miranda July, Octant, Big Miss Moviola

Live performance, lady-made movies, and a robot band.

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Chris Burden + “Young & Restless” performance-based works by women

Performance-based videos by Chris Burden from the early 1970s and by contemporary female artists from two decades later.

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Chris Burden + “Young & Restless” performance-based works by women

Performance-based videos by Chris Burden from the early 1970s and by contemporary female artists from two decades later.

Flyer
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Friedrich, Müller, Fieber

Films by Su Friedrich, Jennifer Fieber, Matthias Müller.

Flyer
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Friedrich, Müller, Fieber

Films by Su Friedrich, Jennifer Fieber, Matthias Müller.

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Cuevas, Donovan, Gomez-Peña

Borderstasis articulates the fluid boundaries between public and private, mythical and real, as they exist in the life of a ‘migrant performance artist’ living in a fully globalized world.

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Cuevas, Donovan, Gomez-Peña

Borderstasis articulates the fluid boundaries between public and private, mythical and real, as they exist in the life of a ‘migrant performance artist’ living in a fully globalized world.

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Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol

Films by Jonas Mekas + Andy Warhol.

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Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol

Films by Jonas Mekas + Andy Warhol.

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Not Your Typical Porn

One of the first programs put together for the Pratt Film Series.

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Not Your Typical Porn

One of the first programs put together for the Pratt Film Series.

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Other Screenings at Pratt

The Pratt Film Series was a weekly program dedicated to showing work not easily accessible to the public and to forging ties across disciplines including performance, music, painting, sculpture, animation, theater, and architecture. Over the course of three years, Suparak presented work from 18 countries, spanning nearly the history of cinema, as well as hosted guest filmmakers and performers, traveling film and music festivals, and collaborations with other New York City venues.

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Other Screenings at Pratt

The Pratt Film Series was a weekly program dedicated to showing work not easily accessible to the public and to forging ties across disciplines including performance, music, painting, sculpture, animation, theater, and architecture. Over the course of three years, Suparak presented work from 18 countries, spanning nearly the history of cinema, as well as hosted guest filmmakers and performers, traveling film and music festivals, and collaborations with other New York City venues.