From: Thomas Beard (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Mar 31 2008 - 04:25:45 PDT
Curated by Brian Frye and Bradley Eros
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 8pm
55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor
Ubi umbras, ibi fatuis [Where there are shadows, there will be fools.]
³April 1st: This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the
other three-hundred and sixty-four.² Mark Twain.
Calling all ye fools! April fools, holy fools, royal fools, crazy fools,
fools tragic, innocent & lovelorn. Ye jokers, pranksters, and just plain
idiots. On a day honoring the Scottish custom known as ³hunting the gowk,²
(i.e. the cuckoo) & other festivities of absurdity dating back to antiquity,
the ³original² Robert(a) Beck Memorial (Mercurial) Cinema - Brian Frye &
Bradley Eros present, not an exaltation of larks, nor a murder of crows,
but a ship of fools, daffy & loony, dim & running amok! Featuring FILMS
new, tarnished & disinterred, all brought to light for the occasion by
Elle Burchill, Jeanne Liotta, Marie Losier, Deadly Doris (Die Tödliche
Doris), the Brothers Mekas & Kuchar, Tony Ganz & Rhody Streeter & Aphex
Twin. PLUS, silent comics & moronic soundies, early porn & looney tunes.
Remember, fortuna favet fatuis [fortune favors fools], but fortuna caeca est
[fortune is blind].
R.O.D., Elle Burchill, video, 2008, 3 mins
The Life of Sid Vicious, Die Tödliche Doris, Super-8, 1980, 10 mins
A Trip Through the Brooks Home, Tony Ganz and Rhody Streeter, 16mm, Year
Unknown, 10 mins
Manifesto aka Struck by the Hand, Jeanne Liotta and Andrew Castrucci, video,
2001, 11 min
Time and Fortune Vietnam Newsreel, Jonas Mekas, 16mm, 1968, 4 mins (with
If Iıd a known you was bringinı a girl, I'd of put my teeth in, Elle
Burchill, video, 2007, 5 min (featuring Rodney Cross)
Whack, Kent Lambert, video, 1999, 6 mins (with Phillip Michael Thomas)
Eat My Makeup!, Marie Losier, 16mm, 2005, 6 mins (featuring George Kuchar,
Fools! aka Simple Simon Psilocybin, Bradley Eros, 8mm/16mm projection
performance, 2008, 7 mins
Soundie with Vince Peabody, 16mm, 193?, 3 mins
Getting His Goat aka On The Beach, 16mm on video, 1926, 7 mins
Honeymoon Hotel, Tony Ganz and Rhody Streeter, 16mm, Year Unknown, 5 mins
[Lipstick Jungle], 16mm, Year Unknown, 5 mins
Windowlicker, Chris Cunningham, video, 10 mins, 1998 (featuring Aphex Twin)
Tickets - $6, available at door.
About Light Industry
Light Industry is a new venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New
York. Developed and overseen by Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, the project will
begin as a series of weekly events at Industry City in Sunset Park this
spring and summer, each organized by a different artist, critic, or curator.
Conceptually, Light Industry draws equal inspiration from the long history
of alternative art spaces in New York as well its storied tradition of
cinematheques and other intrepid film exhibitors. Through a regular program
of screenings, performances, and lectures, its goal is to explore new models
for the presentation of time-based media and foster a complex dialogue
amongst a wide range of artists and audiences within the city.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.