Projections: 5 Nights of Screenings by 5 Curators
Gallery doors open at 6 PM, screenings start at 6:30
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8:
CURATOR: JONATHAN T.D. NEIL
SCREENING: A COLLECTION OF WORKS BY ISRAEL ARTIST NIRA PEREG
Though many and some of the most powerful of Nira Pereg's moving-image works harness the power of Israel's unique and difficult social and political reality, all of it stands as evidence of Pereg's willingness to let reality speak for itself. Hers is not a documentary practice per se, but a means of letting, and sometimes making, things, people, and places speak in voices that few have taken the time to hear.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9:
CURATOR: JOHN PEARSON
SCREENING: PICTURE THIS
A program of videos that make sense from the conjured associations of images. These videos convey a certain handling and interpretation - overt or subtle - of images structured in time. Many of these videos were created parallel to or out of artists' performance, sculpture, painting, or photography practices. For me these works push and provoke ideas about perception and photography, a photography that embodies both observation and proposition.
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS: DEREK BOSHIER, JUDY FISKIN, KEVIN HANLEY, DOUG HENRY,
EZRA JOHNSON, ALICE KÖNITZ, KIMBERLI MEYER, JOHN PEARSON, MERKIN AND HIS ORGANIZATION, TERRI PHILLIPS, GEORGE RAGGETT, HALSEY RODMAN, FIL RÜTING, MITCHELL SYROP
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14:
CURATOR: ROMER YOUNG GALLERY
SCREENING: A COLLECTION OF WORKS BY ROMER YOUNG GALLERY ARTISTS
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS: AMANDA CURRERI, SUSAN O'MALLEY, JOSHUA PIEPER, LUCY PULLEN,
GWENAËL RATTKE, ERIK SCOLLON AND CHAD STAYROOK
THRUSDAY, DECEMBER 15:
CURATOR: GLEN HELFAND
A dazzling, madcap vision of social collapse, Czech director Vera Chytilová’s 1966 Daisies is a pre-Velvet Revolution, banned when released Girls Gone Wild affair. In it, which liquid eyeliner, kaleidoscopic—and astoundingly, pre-digital-- experimental cinema, political satire and a boozy gourmet food fight collide. Mayhem, and insatiable appetites have never looked quite as alluring.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16:
CURATOR: SARAH LEHRER-GRAIWER
SCREENING: SINGLE FIGURE DIRECT ADDRESS
Single Figure Direct Address, a motion picture program curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, includes four works: two by Los Angeles-based male artists from the 1970s and two by Los Angeles-based female artists from 2009. The works present various different kinds of isolated, single figures (male, female, animal, artist) in various modes of direct address to the camera. Bonus works may also be screened if you are good.