Nov 9-13, 2017

Desired Constellations

with guest artist and curator Jeanne Liotta

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Synopsis

Adrift, immersed, imagined, skeptical, mysterious, or matter of fact, this evening’s constellation of fleeting films and videos is a jewel net of diverse approaches to the known and unknown forces that describe our world. From the pure psychedelic past to the presence of unadorned data, from the technological sublime to the tripped switch of wayward histories, our life on Earth continues, and occasionally we abandon ourselves to dreams unbidden and starry nights in open fields.

Jeanne Liotta, who curated and will host this program, makes films, videos, and other ephemera, including installed projections, works on paper, and photographic works. Her works encompass a constellation of mediums and interests often located at a lively intersection of art, science, and natural philosophy. For 17 years she was the creative force behind Firefly Cinema, a community garden microcinema in New York, and she also maintains ongoing research and lectures on the Joseph Cornell Film Collection at Anthology Film Archives in New York.

Co-presenter: The Menil Collection

Film Details

Program:
Lemon (Hollis Frampton, 1969)
The Midnight Party (Joseph Cornell, 1938)
The Very Eye of Night (Maya Deren, 1958)
Electronic Moon #2 (Nam June Paik, Jud Yalkut, 1969)
Black Rain (Semiconductor, 2009)
What Makes Day and Night (Jeanne Liotta, 1998)
Eclipse (Jeanne Liotta, 2005)
Observando el Cielo (Jeanne Liotta, 2007)
Sweet Dreams (Jeanne Liotta, 2009)

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