Essential Cinema! : Avant-Garde Shorts 1964-72

May. 10 - 7:30 pm
New American Art Union
922 SE Ankeny

About This Screening

This program presents an unlikely mix of shorts from the sixties and early seventies. Fuses is a highly erotic document of lovemaking between Carolee Schneeman and her partner, the film of which Schneeman painted on, baked, left in the rain, and scratched. New York Eye and Ear Control is a part of the "Walking Woman" cutout series by filmmaker Michael Snow, the film is composed of cutout silhouette's of the "Walking Woman" set loose upon the streets of New York to a group score led by jazz great Albert Ayler. Necrology by Standish Lowder consists of one long take of faces from the endless procession of exhausted employees leaving work at Pan Am. Yellow Springs (Magellan: Vanishing Point #1) is Hollis Frampton's portrait of energy released during an afternoon visit to filmmaker Paul Sharits. Straight and Narrow by Beverly and Tony Conrad is a study in subjective color in visual rhythm ala the flicker.

Program Details

Tuesday Mary 10 + Wednesday May 11
  • Fuses
    by Carolee Schneemann
    1964/67, 16mm, color, silent, 23 min.
  • New York Eye And Ear Control
    by Michael Snow
    1964, 16mm, b&w, sound, 34 min.
  • Necrology
    by Standish Lawder
    1969/70, 16mm, b&w, sound, 12 min.
  • Yellow Springs (Magellan: Vanishing Point #1)
    by Hollis Frampton
    1972, 16mm, color, silent, 6 min.
  • Straight and Narrow
    by Beverly & Tony Conrad
    1970, 16mm, b&w, sound, 10 min.

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