From: Andy Ditzler (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Mar 14 2006 - 21:42:13 PST
For Atlanta-area Frameworkers,
An evening of film, video and sound with Tony Conrad
Sunday March 19 at Eyedrum
doors open at 8:30 pm
290 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Suite 8
Tight Bros Network, Frequent Small Meals, and Table of the Elements are
proud to present a unique screening and performance by the legendary
Tony Conrad, Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Eyedrum.
Mr. Conrad informs us that his presentation will be part performance,
part screening and will contain not only newly unearthed archival
material from the past 30 years, but also recent work ("some amusing,
some serious"). Some of his classic 'flicker film' work may make an
appearance as well, in wonderful 16mm. As Tony says, it is unusual to be
able to present both his music and film and video work together, so this
should be a unique evening.
Tony Conrad is a legendary figure in the art world since the early
1960s, well-known in a number of disciplines. As a musician, he
co-founded the Theater of Eternal Music with John Cale, La Monte Young,
and Marian Zazeela, and was present at the formation of the Velvet
Underground. He was roommates with the great underground filmmaker Jack
Smith, and composed the soundtrack to Smith's magnum opus "Flaming
Creatures." Later, Conrad made one of the first and best-known "flicker"
films ("The Flicker," 1965), which used black and white frames
alternating in patterns to produce hallucinatory effects. In the 1970s,
Conrad gave expanded cinema performances and collaborated with many
other artists, including the German rock band Faust. In the 1990s,
Conrad's music gained renewed attention with the release of several CDs
on the Table of the Elements label. In addition, Conrad dug into his
vast archive of private recordings for two fascinating CDs of
performances by Jack Smith. He currently teaches in the Department of
Media Study at S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, performs internationally, and is
featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.
TIGHT BROS NETWORK
Frequent Small Meals
Table of the Elements
Eyedrum's programming is supported in part by the Bureau of Cultural
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.