From: jeanne liotta (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 11 2006 - 06:04:12 PDT
-- LIBRARY FILMS!!! SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17 7:30 PM The first of the monthly film events curated by artist and filmmaker Jeanne Liotta will take place at Proteus Gowanus Interdisciplinary Gallery and Reading Room, as part of with their year-long exhibition 'LIBRARY'. This screening is a celebration of the public library, and The Donnell Media Center's incredible circulating 16mm film collection at NYPL. Titles screened reflect the changing attitudes towards the library mission of free culture, access and use in several PSA films produced by libraries themselves in a range of styles representing several decades of the 20th century. 'All representation reveals plots of culture' Umberto Eco titles include: Library Services on Staten island (1940) The Impressionable Years (1953) Seven Readers in Search of an Author (1966) Houston Public Library Commercial (1973) Syntax (1974) A Boy and His Boa (1975) FUTURE screenings at Proteus Gowanus: Sunday Oct 29--films of Jeanne Liotta Sunday Nov 12--films of David Gatten Sunday Dec 10--Library films, part 2 Gallery Hours: Thursday and Friday 3-6 pm Saturday and Sunday 12-7 pm and by appointment about PROTEUS GOWANUS An interdisciplinary gallery and reading room on the Gowanus Canal in Bklyn NY. The theme for 2006/2007 is "Library" The topic of "Library" is captivating the minds of people in many disciplines today, from the history of libraries and their elaborate cataloging systems, to the challenges that are facing libraries as they confront the web. The visual, conceptual, and metaphorical implications of the theme have inspired work in the arts, and a flowering of small alternative libraries has appeared around the country as the role of library, and the book itself, is questioned. We invite you to visit the gallery, and consult our website in the coming months for a schedule of upcoming events, and links to interesting libraries around the world. http://www.proteusgowanus.com/ he 2006/2007 Library Exhibit and Program participants include: The Brooklyn Museum Library, The Brooklyn Historical Society, The Prelinger Library, Reanimation Library, The Encyclopedia Project, Cabinet Magazine, Bomb Magazine, Kentler International Drawing Space, Place in History, Recrossing Brookyn Ferry, Ugly Duckling Press, Purgatory Pie Press, the Institute For Figuring, Temporary Services, J & L Books, The New York Public Library's Donnell Media Center, The Artistbook Library (curated by Maddy Rosenberg), The Museum of Matches Project, "Library Correspondents" Wendy Walker and Tom LaFarge, artists Nick Defriez, Harrell Fletcher, David Gatten, Nina Katchadourian, Jeanne Liotta, Jeffrey Schiff, Tracy Priest, Robert The, Alexandra Walcott and many more. PROTEUS GOWANUS 543 UNION STREET, AT NEVINS BROOKLYN NY 718.243.1572 email suppressed __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.