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CHARLES ATLAS AND ANTONY'S
YOU ARE MY SISTER (TURNING):
Times Square Midnight Moment
Times Square New York, NY

December 1-30, 2014
every night from 11:57 pm–midnight

EAI partnered with the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts to present Charles Atlas and Antony's You Are My Sister (TURNING). Atlas and Antony joined forces to create a special remix, which was shown on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight each night in December leading up to New Year's Eve, as part of Midnight Moment. For Times Square, Atlas created a special remix of his vivid, multi-dimensional video portraits of women, which were originally processed and projected live as part of TURNING, a performance collaboration with Antony. In the live performances, Atlas' video visualization was paired with Antony's song "You Are My Sister," and his images mirror the lyrics' powerful message of strength, sisterhood, and transcendence.
 
Merce Cunningham for Camera
EAI Screening @ Migrating Forms Festival
Migrating Forms
at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue
New York, NY 11217

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2:00 pm

EAI partnered with the Migrating Forms Festival to present a program of works that highlight Merce Cunningham's choreography for camera, featuring his close collaboration with artist and former Cunningham filmmaker-in-residence Charles Atlas, with whom he created a new and influential hybrid art they called "video-dance." The program also included a collaboration with Atlas, Nam June Paik, and Shigeko Kubota, staged for public television. Following the screening, Charles Atlas was in conversation with EAI?s Director of Distribution, Rebecca Cleman.
 
CHARLES ATLAS & MERCE CUNNINGHAM: EXCHANGE
Premiere Screening + Artist Talk
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor New York, NY 10011

Thursday, February 7, 2013
6:30 pm

EAI proudly presented the premiere screening of Exchange (1978/2013, 40:19 min), artist Charles Atlas' newly completed film based on the 1978 dance piece of the same name by legendary dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-2009). Atlas—one of the foremost interpreters of dance, theater and performance on video and film—created the new film Exchange from never-before-seen footage that he shot in 1978 and that was only recently rediscovered by the Merce Cunningham Trust (MCT). The film captures a performance of Exchange by Cunningham and his company, with costumes and backdrop designed by Jasper Johns and music by David Tudor. Two of Atlas' earliest short films were screened before Exchange: More Joints (1972), featuring Cunningham's ankle in a starring role; and Nevada (1973), in which dancer and choreographer Douglas Dunn performs. Atlas introduced the screening and spoke about his long collaborative relationship with Cunningham.
 
EAI 40th Anniversary Benefit
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 W 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Thursday, December 15th, 2011
7 - 10 pm
8 - 8:30pm: Performance and Video Program

EAI's 40th Anniversary Benefit included a not-to-be-missed program featuring special live performances by Joan Jonas, Shana moulton, Carolee Schneemann and Michael Smith; video pieces by artists including Charles Atles, Dara Birnbaum, Takeshi Murata, Bruce Nauman and Seth Price, among others; and music selected by Dan Graham.
 
45 YEARS OF PERFORMANCE VIDEO FROM EAI
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

November 1, 2009 - April 26, 2010
Thursday - Monday, noon - 6 pm

EAI presented 45 Years of Performance Video from EAI, a survey of four decades of artists' engagement with video and performance. This project is presented in conjunction with 100 Years, an exhibition on the history of performance art organized by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Performa 09.
 
MERCE CUNNINGHAM
Video Tribute
EAI Video Project Space
X Initiative 548 West 22nd Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10011

August 18-21, 2009

Merce by Merce by Paik is a two-part tribute to visionary choreographer Merce Cunningham. Blue Studio: Five Segments is a stunning work of videodance by Cunningham and his then filmmaker-in-residence, artist Charles Atlas, one of the premier interpreters of dance, theater and performance on video. In Merce and Marcel, Nam June Paik and Shigeko Kubota create a densely textured, transcultural collage that pays tribute to the eponymous artists. In a witty temporal layering that Paik terms a "dance of time," rare interviews with Cunningham and Marcel Duchamp by Russell Connor are intercut and superimposed.
 
CHARLES ATLAS: SCREENING AND ARTIST TALK
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor, New York City

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 6:30 pm

EAI presented a screening of the work of acclaimed video artist Charles Atlas, followed by an in-depth artist talk. The recently restored Hail the New Puritan (1985-86, 85 min.), Atlas' groundbreaking collaboration with choreographer Michael Clark, was screened, along with excerpts from his recent Instant Fame installation series and his live collaborations with Fennesz and Antony and the Johnsons. Atlas also discussed his work with EAI's John Thomson and took questions from the audience.
 
MUSIC VIDEO ART
The Open Air Cinema at Art Positions
Art Basel Miami Beach Collins Park at the Beach, Miami Beach, Florida

Thursday, December 7, 2006, 11:00 pm
Friday, December 8, 2006, 11:00 pm

EAI's program of alternative music-videos and music-based video by artists traveled to Art Basel Miami Beach. Screened at Art Positions' Open Air Cinema, the program included videos by Cory Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Michael Bell-Smith, Johanna Billing, Dara Birnbaum, Meredith Danluck, Devin Flynn, Shana Moulton, Tony Oursler with Sonic Youth, Ara Peterson, Seth Price, and William Wegman.
 
MUSIC VIDEO ART
on the river & under the stars
Pier 63 Maritime 23rd Street and the Hudson River
New York City

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 9:00 pm

This special open-air video screening on the Hudson River at Pier 63 Maritime included alternative music-videos and music-based video by artists. The artists in the program included Cory Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Michael Bell-Smith, Johanna Billing, Dara Birnbaum, Meredith Danluck, Devin Flynn, Shana Moulton, Tony Oursler with Sonic Youth, Ara Peterson, Seth Price, and William Wegman.
 
DAY-LONG SCREENING OF VIDEO WORKS
Dia:Chelsea bookshop 548 West 22nd Street, New York

January 11, 2004, 11 am - 6 pm

Dia and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) presented a day-long screening of video works from EAI's collection. The videos screened featured works by artists who participated in collaborative programming presented by Dia and EAI at Dia:Chelsea from the mid-1990s until 2004. Artists included Marina Abramovic , Joan Jonas , Gordon Matta-Clark , Kristin Lucas , Mike Kelley , and Dan Graham , among others. Admission was free.
 
RECENT AND HISTORICAL ARTISTS' VIDEOTAPES FROM THE EAI COLLECTION
Dia Center for the Arts, Video Salon and Café 535 W. 22nd Street, New York City

Spring 2003

EAI presents ongoing programs that feature new and historical works from the EAI collection in Dia's rooftop Video Salon and Café. The Spring 2003 program included works by Charles Atlas, Phyllis Baldino, Kristin Lucas, and Leslie Thornton.
 
FIRST DECADE: VIDEO FROM THE EAI ARCHIVES
Museum of Modern Art New York City

February 26 - April 30, 2002

As the keystone of EAI's 30th anniversary events, Museum of Modern Art presented First Decade: Video from the EAI Archives, a major retrospective that looked at the early days of video through EAI's historical collection. Featuring 60 works, the twelve-part program explored themes and issues ranging from performance and the body; narrative; cultural essays; activism, and poetics.