Re: Branden W. Joseph on Tony Conrad at Light Industry TONIGHT

From: ev petrol (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 27 2009 - 10:49:03 PST

howya! got an email from stom, he might be here in april ... maybe a good time for a screening?
also had an idea re that huge screen, which is still lying around here at the french institute - we could chop it up into a coupla small screens! asked the lads & they've no objection ... could do with a bit myself, whatcha reckon?
hope all's cool in your dept, tell ed i said hi
cheers! moira

--- On Tue, 1/27/09, Thomas Beard <email suppressed> wrote:

From: Thomas Beard <email suppressed>
Subject: Branden W. Joseph on Tony Conrad at Light Industry TONIGHT
To: email suppressed
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 10:44 AM

Light Industry
The Roh and the Cooked: Structural Film, Actionism, Paracinema
Presented by Branden W. Joseph

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 7:30pm
55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, New York

Branden W. Joseph will discuss the travels of Tony Conrad and Beverly Grant
throughout Europe in the early 1970s. Their itinerary, and the
transformations in Conradıs work upon his return to the United States, sheds
light on the particular ³crisis² of experimental cinema at the time and the
manner in which it was (temporarily) overcome. Revising current
understandings of the notion of there being ³two avant-gardes² (as Peter
Wollen famously put it), an examination of Conradıs development and his
interactions with Malcolm Le Grice, Wilhelm and Birgit Hein, and Otto Muehl
will outline another line of avant-garde development. Drawn from Conradıs
personal archives and other research, this talk covers material that is not
included in the authorıs recent book, Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony
Conrad and the Arts after Cage. The talk will be preceded by a screening of
relevant films: Kurt Kren, Mama und Papa (1964); Malcolm Le Grice, Little
Dog for Roger (1967); Wilhelm and Birgit Hein, Roh Film; Annabel Nicholson,
Slides (1970); and Tony Conrad, 4-X Attack (1973), Curried 7302 (1973), and
7302 Creole (1973).

Branden W. Joseph is Associate Professor of modern and contemporary art in
the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. He is
the author of Random Order: Robert Rauschenberg and the Neo-Avant-Garde (MIT
Press, 2003), Anthony McCall: The Solid Light Films and Related Works (ed.
Christopher Eamon; Northwestern University Press/Steidl, 2005) and, most
recently, Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage
(Zone Books, 2008). His writings have also appeared in Artforum, Bookforum,
Art Journal, Critical Inquiry, October, Texte zur Kunst, and Les Cahiers du
Musée national dıart moderne, as well as in such catalogues as CTRL [SPACE]:
Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother (2002), X-Screen: Film
Installations and Actions in the 1960s and 1970s (2003), and Robert
Rauschenberg: Combines (2005). He is also a founding editor of Grey Room, a
journal of architecture, art, media, and politics, published quarterly by
MIT Press since 2000.

Tickets - $7, available at door.

Attached image: Frames from 7302 Creole, Tony Conrad, 16 mm, 1973, color,
silent, 1 min (1968)
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 a series of 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 an ongoing dialogue amongst a wide range of
artists and audiences within the city.

About Industry City
Industry City, an industrial complex in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is home to a
cross-section of manufacturing, warehousing and light industry. As part of a
regeneration program intended to diversify the use of its 6 million square
feet of space to better reflect 21st century production, Industry City now
includes workspace for artists. In addition to offering studios at
competitive rates, Industry City also provides a limited number of low-cost
studios for artists in need of reasonably priced space. This program was
conceived in response to the lack of affordable workspace for artists in New
York City and aims to establish a new paradigm for industrial
redevelopment--one that does not displace artists, workers, local residents
or industry but instead builds a sustainable community in a context that
integrates cultural and industrial production.

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