From: Marc Siegel (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Oct 03 2009 - 07:20:50 PDT
I just wanted to send off another note to remind you all about the upcoming
five day Jack Smith event that will take place in Berlin at the Arsenal
Institute for Film and Video Art and HAU/Hebbel am Ufer from Oct. 28-Nov. 1,
2009. I included a brief press release below. There are a limited number of
50 Euro Festival Passes available. For more extensive program info and for a
schedule of the event, please see the following websites:
(english and german)
If you have any questions, would like cheap housing suggestions for Berlin,
or any other information, feel free to contact me off line.
LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH!
Five Flaming Days in a Rented World
New Films and Performances - Over 50 International Guests - Superstar Mario
From October 28- November 1 2009 Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art
and HAU/Hebbel am Ufer present "LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in
a Rented World", a monumental event that brings together over fifty
international artists and scholars to pay homage to the pioneering American
underground artist and queer icon Jack Smith twenty years after his death
Through performances, film and video screenings, exhibitions, concerts,
lectures and discussions, LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! not only offers a variety
of perspectives on the gender and genre bending work of Smith, Andy Warhol
and fellow '60s avant-gardists, but also situates this work in dialogue with
that of a diverse group of international contemporary artists.
LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! participants were invited to Berlin in March 2009 for
private screenings of the restored copies of Smith's films that were placed
in the Arsenal film archive by film restorer Jerry Tartaglia of the Plaster
Foundation, the organization founded by performance artist Penny Arcade and
critic/scholar Jim Hoberman to save and archive Smith's work after his
death. Following extensive discussions about Smith's work and the context of
its production, participants have had almost six months to prepare new work
for the public festival.
Special festival guest is the legendary underground Superstar Mario Montez
who will be making his first live appearance in over thirty years! With a
special star-studded production of Warhol screenwriter Ronald Tavel's play
"The Life of Juanita Castro", LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! will also pay homage to
Tavel, who was Smith and Montez's close collaborator and who died
unexpectedly after the March screening weekend. Cast includes: Rainald
Goetz, Bibbe Hansen, Bruce LaBruce, Susanne Sachsse, Katharina Sieverding
and MARIO MONTEZ!
LIVE GUESTS!: Mario Montez
Bini Adamczak, Callie Angell, Penny Arcade, Tim Blue, Pauline Boudry, Nao
Bustamante, Christophe Chemin, €ric D. Clark, Tony Conrad, Beatrice Cordua,
Douglas Crimp, Vaginal Davis, Diedrich Diederichsen, Jennifer Doyle, Rainald
Goetz, Karola Gramann, Bibbe Hansen, Birgit Hein, Wilhelm Hein, John Edward
Heys, Werner Hirsch, Oliver Husain, Ken Jacobs (live Skype), Dominic
Johnson, Kinky Justice, Andrew Kerton, Sean Michael Kirk, Jakob Lena Knebl,
Petra Korink, Michael Krebber, Bruce LaBruce, Deirdre Logue, Renate Lorenz,
Marie Losier, Guy Maddin, Thomas Meinecke, Klaus Mettig, José Muñoz, Ulrike
Ottinger, Uzi Parnes, Kristian Petersen, Phantom/Ghost, Ursula Pürrer, Ann
Reynolds, Evelyn Rüsseler, Hans Scheirl, Heide Schlüpmann, Katharina
Sieverding, Isabell Spengler, Tim Stüttgen, Juan Suárez, Jerry Tartaglia,
Chris Tedjasukmana, José Teunissen, Theater of 8 (Chloe Griffin/ Gwenäel
Rattke), Ela Troyano, Gordon W. and Klaus Walter.
Curated by Susanne Sachsse, Marc Siegel, and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus.
"LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World" is a
co-production of Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art and HAU/Hebbel am-
Ufer. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.