From: Thomas Beard (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jun 16 2008 - 15:39:30 PDT
Coleen Fitzgibbon: Internal Systems
Curated by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 8pm
55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor
Between 1973 and 1976 Coleen Fitzgibbon made some of the most rigorous
abstract films to date. This program revisits some of these early 16mm films
from an artist who is perhaps best known as one of the co-founders of the
alternative arts collective Colab.
Films to be screened: Found Film Flashes (1973), FM/TRCS (1974), Internal
Systems (1975), Restoring appearances to order in 12 minutes (1975),
Coleen Fitzgibbon was active as an experimental film artist under the
pseudonym "Colen Fitzgibbon" between the years 1973-1980. A student of Owen
Land (aka "George Landow"), Stan Brakhage, and Michael Snow, Fitzgibbon
screened her work at numerous international film festivals and museums,
including EXPRMNTL 5 at Knokke-Heist in Belgium, Institute of Contemporary
Art in London, Anthology Film Archives, Collective For Living Cinema, and
Millennium Film Workshop in New York.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Coleen Fitzgibbon,
moderated by Daryl Chin.
Ticket Price - $6
Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder have exhibited their solo and collaborative
performances and installations at the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY),
P.S.1 MoMA (NY), The Kitchen (NY), Diapason Gallery (NY), Devin Borden Hiram
Butler Gallery (Houston), Ballroom Marfa (Marfa), Robischon Gallery
(Denver), ICA (London), Barbican Art Gallery (London), Peter Kilchmann
Gallery (Zurich), Viennale (Vienna), KW (Berlin), Hartware Medien Kunst
Verein (Dortmund), TENT. (Rotterdam), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), La
Casa Encendida (Madrid), Museu do Chiado (Portugal), RIXC (Latvia), Image
Forum (Tokyo). Their work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney
Museum of American Art (NY), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
(Madrid), Museum of Contemporary Cinema Foundation (Paris), as well as
numerous private collections. Gibson and Recoder are based in New York City.
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 has
begun as series of weekly events at Industry City in Sunset Park, 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>.