DRAWING ON FILM Dialogue On Wednesday -- PLEASE COME

From: andrew lampert (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 14 2008 - 12:50:22 PDT

Hi ­ Hope this isn't late notice, but I'd like to point out the exhibit DRAWING ON FILM currently on display at The Drawing Room space at NYC's The Drawing Center and inform you of an upcoming discussion event. I'll be one voice in a group conversation alongside the folks listed below, but it's our hope that everyone on hand will participate in the dialogue. This evening was prompted by an exchange between the curators and myself about the various aesthetic concerns and decisions exercised in the organization of this exhibition which, as stated in the press release, "survey[s] the practice of 'direct film'- the process of drawing, scratching, or otherwise manipulating film stock to create images without a camera." We agreed that broadening our discussion about such issues as historical context, the pluses and minuses of video projection in properly representing the celluloid image, the hurdles to leap when displaying experimental film in gallery situations and other likeminded topics might just help us all figure out where things are at with the moving image in 2008. Your opinion is valued, so please come if you can: Film as Material Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Please join us in the Drawing Room for a rare screening and conversation on the legacy of direct cinema and the materiality of film in the age of digital media with artist/filmmaker Tony Conrad, filmmaker Jennifer Reeves, Anthology Film Archives film archivist Andrew Lampert, and The Drawing Center curator Joćo Ribas. 16mm films by Harry Smith, Robert Breer, Storm De Hirsch, and Tony Conrad will be shown. Admission is free The Drawing Center 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013

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