From: jeanne liotta (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jan 27 2007 - 11:01:36 PST
Local culture re: Brooklyn, tomorrow night sun Jan 28:
--- A sudden confluence of new Gowanus-related art at Proteus Gowanus has inspired the next screening from the Donnell Media Center at the New York Public Library: On the Waterfront Sunday, January 28, 7:00 p.m., (1954) Director: Elia Kazan, screenplay: Budd Schulberg, starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, score: Leonard Bernstein. Shot on location in New York, this film was based on a series of Pulitzer Prize-winning articles by Malcolm Johnson on the work of a Jesuit priest. Marlon Brando stars as the punch-drunk ex-fighter who champions the cause of New York longshoremen against a corrupt union boss. 108 minutes. B&W. 16mm print. The screening series, part of the yearlong interdisciplinary Library exhibit and programs at PG, explores the rich resources of the Donnell Media Center of the New York Public Library, programmed by filmmaker Jeanne Liotta. And view the following new additions to our ongoing library of Gowanus-related art, artifacts and books: *Kevin T. Allen, 'Phonoscope Gowanus'. Recent stereoscopic images and binaural sound recordings of the sights and sounds under the Union Street Bridge invite us to look down and listen to what unfolds beneath our streets and bridges. http://www.phonoscopy.com/works.html#soundography *Jeanne Liotta, 'The Rock Eater', Digital print. 30 x 80 A panorama of the Rock Eater, an artifact of industrial Brooklyn familiar for its ear splitting sounds. The enormous rock-crushing machine, which sat on the edge of the Gowanus until recently, has been taken out of service. We mourn its passing. *Meg Belichek, A series of historic photographs of the Gowanus Canal, culled from Belichek’s limited edition book 'Miss Gowanus, and reproduced as large postcards ($20 for 5 cards). Also available: Leah Beeferman’s open and limited edition hand-drawn 'Map of the Gowanus', The Brooklyn Historical Society’s booklet about the Redhook/Gowanus neighborhood, Joseph Mitchell’'s essay on the Mohawks of the North Gowanus, and other assorted books and ephemera. And see the new Cabinet Magazine mini-exhibit in its 1900 safe: Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Spin Shadow Heads, 2006. Paper sculpture from Cabinet Magazine Issue # 24, "Shadows". Proteus Gowanus 543 Union Street @ Nevins Street Gate Brooklyn, NY 11217 <http://www.proteusgowanus.com/>www.proteusgowanus.com <mailto:email suppressed 718-243-1572 -- -- __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.