New York
47 Orchard Street
212 2191061
On The Collective for Living Cinema
dal 31/3/2007 al 28/4/2007

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On The Collective for Living Cinema

Orchard, New York

Group show. The exhibition will re-examine the Collective's history and parallel it's mission within the current set of "economic, social and political chains." It has been organized as a series of individually programmed screening events, a timeline of documentation and an installation.

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Group show

In 1973 a group of film students from the Harpur College Cinema Department looking to create a contemporary and fertile context for their work found The Collective for Living Cinema, an artist-run cooperative that would serve both as an exhibition venue and a center for production and discourse. Above the first program note was a miniature manifesto stating their intention to "overcome the economic, social and political burdens of an art in chains." Lasting for 19 years, The Collective came to embody the under-defined moment between the canonized generation of "the essential cinema" and the transfiguration of film as "new media" embraced by the institutional hierarchy of the art world and subject to the theoretical, critical and economic tidal forces therein. Run as a multi-disciplinary venue, The Collective continuously engaged in a recovery of the recent past, championing the marginal and positing alternative film histories. The screening room was seen as a workshop in which this culture became immersed in its own brand of cinematic delirium. Annette Michelson pointed out that The Collective "attempted to break down distinctions between industrial film and avant guard film, between films that form part of a classical canon and those which are on the margins or periphery of canonical taste." By "maintaining and constantly questioning an exploratory attitude rather than by embalming predigested classical canon", Michelson stated, The Collective emerged in the 1980's as the "liveliest" New York film venue of it's time.

This exhibition will re-examine the Collective's history and parallel it's mission within the current set of "economic, social and political chains." It has been organized as a series of individually programmed screening events at ORCHARD (April 6-8 to be held at Anthology Film Archive), a timeline of documentation and an installation specific to the ambivalent capacity of cinema to enter the gallery through production / distribution on video.

Peggy Ahwesh
Abigail Child
Vivienne Dick
Su Friedrich
Joe Gibbons
Bette Gordon
Nicolás Guagnini
Bob Fleischner / Mark Graff
Henry Hills
Ken Jacobs
Gerorge Kuchar
Saul Levine
Ken Ross / James Livingston
Jeff Preiss
Yvonne Rainer
Stuart Sherman
Michael Smith

ARTISTS CALL: Super 8 Against U.S. Intervention in Latin America:
Scott B
Andrew Chambers
Doug Eisenstark
Mary Filippo
Clifford Fournier
Ellen Gain
Julio Benítez, Doug Hertz, Rob Scheber & Nancy Sullivan
Silvia Goldsmith
Andrew Guthrie
Jim Hubbard
Robert Huot
Bette Gordon & Karyn Kay
Lewis Klahr
Lorna Lentini
Dan Walworth, Norman Cowie & Yanni Damianos
Hilary Kliros & Anne Manuel
Katy Martin
L. Mentel
Marjorie Keller & Sidney Peterson

Screenings and events by:
Theo Angell
Dominic Angerame
Peggy Ahwesh,
Christina Battle
Ericka Beckman
Bette Gordon and James Benning
Dara Birnbaum
Mary Billyou
Bill Brand
Bill Brown
Pola Chapelle
Abigail Child
Lili Chin
Cinema Zero
Ann Craven
Direct Art Product
Mark McElhatten
Marianna Ellenberg
Angie Eng
Redmond Entwistle
Bradley Eros
Helki Frantzen
Brian Frye
Ernie Gehr
Paolo Gioli
Amy Granat
Bette Gordon
Sabine Gruffat
Ali Hossaini
Ken Jacobs
Lewis Klahr
Jutta Koether
Anya Maddow-Zimet
Ruthie Marantz
Bruce McClure
Shana Moulton
Julie Murray
A.P. Komen/Karen Murphy
On Film Inc.
Leighton Pierce
Jeff Preiss
Jennifer Reeves
Steve Reinke
Shelley Silver
Jason Simon
Michael Smith
Deborah Stratman
Elisabeth Subrin
Leslie Thornton,
Anthony McCall, Claire Pajaczkowska, Andres Tyndall and Jane Weinstock
Grahame Weinbren
Brian Wilson
Pawel Wojtasik
Fred Worden

April 6-8 Screenings at Anthology Film Archive. For info: http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/

Opening: Sunday, April 1, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

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Mike Wolf
dal 27/2/2011 al 5/3/2011

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