Artists Space

No Lectures

Conversation & Screening
April 13, 2014, 7pm

This won’t be the occasion to listen to people lecturing “about,“ or delivering definitive answers to any “issues;” rather, what’s at stake is how to define, cope and bear with them.

A flyer showing black and white photos of NYC housing developments, and an orange column with text that reads, "HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IS AGAINST THE LAW! Fair housing is a human right protected by the New York City Human Rights Law. Under the New York City Human Rights Law, you cannot be denied housing because of your actual or perceived race, age, disability, gender (including gender identity and sexual harrassment), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, alienage or citizenship status, lawful occupation, lawful source of income, or because children may be residing with you."
Morag Keil. Posters, 2014. Inkjet prints (series of four). [A flyer showing black and white photos of NYC housing developments, and an orange column with text that reads, "HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IS AGAINST THE LAW! Fair housing is a human right protected by the New York City Human Rights Law. Under the New York City Human Rights Law, you cannot be denied housing because of your actual or perceived race, age, disability, gender (including gender identity and sexual harrassment), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, alienage or citizenship status, lawful occupation, lawful source of income, or because children may be residing with you."]

On this first evening there will be a reading by Lili Reynaud Dewar; followed by another happening, in the form of Fionn Meade’s unveiling of what lies under “The Skin of the Bear”. This will be puncuated by screenings of films and videos, selected by Morag Keil and Kari Rittenbach.

Later that evening, we will screen Dans la lumière (“Into the light,” 61 mins., video, French with subtitles) the first part of French filmmaker Leos Carax’s three-part mini-series Pierre ou, les ambiguïtés (1999). This adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel Pierre or, the ambiguities was first made into the feature film Pola X by Carax, before he reedited for television this longer, rarely seen version.