Talk, performance, screening, and poetry reading
On Saturday afternoons, beginning April 1, 2006, a series of individual events—lectures, conversations, and screenings—present artistic practices that exceed the confines of the exhibition but are considered an integral aspect of its premise.
Saturday, April 1st, 3 - 5pm
Ben Kinmont: Introduction to the Antinomian Press
As part of his artistic practice, which encompasses conversations, archives, small gestures of kindness, and a bookselling business, among other things, Bay-area based Ben Kinmont gives an introduction to his publishing project The Antinomina Press, which has served as an important medium for many of his projects. Four publications is printed on site and can be taken free of charge.
Saturday, April 8th, 3 - 5pm
neuroTransmitter: A Brief History of Pirate Radios in New York
neuroTransmitter activates the broadcast spectrum in and around Artist Space while simultaneously presenting historical and contemporary models related to the field of radio – as an artistic form, a communicatory tool, a facilitating device, and political and cultural force.
Saturday, April 15th, 3 - 5pm
Jesal Kapadia / Jennifer Hayashida / Ayreen Anastas/ Lana Lin
Video works and Poetic texts: an afternoon in translation, with Lana Lin, Jennifer Hayashida, Ayreen Anastas and Jesal Kapadia. Lana Lin show excerpts from No Power to Push Up the Sky, 23 min. 2-channel video installation by Lana Lin, 2001 and Departure, 48 min. video by Lana Lin + H. Lan Thao Lam, 2004. Jennifer Hayashida read work from Inner China 2005, as well as from a new work-in-process. Ayreen Anastas shows excerpts from Pasolini Pa* Palestine, 51 min. video, 2005. Jesal Kapadia shows her short videos Telegraph, This is not a and a new work-in-progress.
Saturday, April 22nd, 4:30pm
Film screening organized by Emily Jacir:
Annemarie Jacir / John Menick /Jenny Perlin
Jenny Perlin: Associated,16mm, b/w, sound, 12:25, 2006.
Filmed at my neighborhood corner store, a former Associated supermarket, from opening to closing on July 4, 2004 (Independence Day, U.S.). One roll of 16mm film shot every two hours or so reveals little except the unchanging patterns of the 14 hour workday. Interview with owner Charles Leem reflects on the history of his store and his favorite musicians.
Annemarie Jacir: like twenty impossibles, 35mm, color, 17 mins (2003).
Occupied Palestine: A serene landscape now pockmarked by military checkpoints. When a Palestinian film crew decides to avert a closed checkpoint by taking a remote side road, the political landscape unravels, and the passengers are slowly taken apart by the mundane brutality of military occupation. Both a visual poem and a narrative, like twenty impossibles wryly questions artistic responsibility and the politics of filmmaking, while speaking to the fragmentation of a people.
John Menick: Occupation, 24 p DV, color, Stereo, 21 min (2006) with French and English subtitles
Occupation is a short narrative portrait of Malik, a homeless Senegalese postcard salesman living in Aubervilliers, France. Malik lives out of his car; his existence has hardened into a circular routine of urban exploration by night and the selling of his self-made postcards by day. The cards are the result of his travels through the peripheral spaces of the Aubervilliers. Avoiding typical touristic cityscapes, Malik's postcards focus on highway overpasses, disused factories, and housing projects. The film shows one day and night in Malik's life, a life that is both entangled with his host city and permanently pushed to its margins.
Saturday, April 29th, 3 - 5pm