May 11 – June 1, 1977
Artists Super 8 Film Exposition
Super 8 films by 48 New York artists will be screened at Artists Space over a period of a month beginning Wednesday, May 11 and continuing through Saturday, June 4. The Artists Super 8 Film Exposition is a precedent setting event that takes a comprehensive look at artists recent and growing interest in Super 8 film as a viable art medium. Until recently Super 8 was exclusively a “home movie” activity, however the relatively low cost and portability of Super 8 equipment along with its increasing sophistication has encouraged artists to work with it rather than 16 mm film or video. The Exposition includes a broad range of work, from short casual filmic notations to long, carefully considered works of high technical quality. The length of the films vary from 45 seconds to one hour. There are several special installations, a number of films that require double projections, and several continuously repeated films presented on loop projectors.