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EAI at 50 at Metrograph: November

Metrograph

7 Ludlow Street
metrograph.com

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to partner with Metrograph to present a series of programs highlighting our catalogue and its essential role in the history of artists’ moving image work. This program coincides with our ongoing celebration of EAI's 50th anniversary.

Continuing this November, EAI presents a slate of works for both Metrograph's theater as well as its At Home online platform. The second installment of this program will focus on artists who have embraced the radical potential of mass media, and iterative possibilities of videotape and broadcast. Throughout the month, we will screen theatrical engagements of Robert Beck/Buck’s Cruising (Back to Front), a scene-by-scene reversal of William Friedkin’s notorious thriller; Zoe Beloff’s trilogy of works exploring unrealized Hollywood films by radical artists (Sergei Eisenstein, Bretolt Brecht, and James Agee, respectively); and Ulysses Jenkins and Video Venice News’ Remnants of the Watts Festival, documenting the annual summer music festival in the southeast Los Angeles neighborhood. On Metrograph’s streaming platform, we present a showcase of Robert Beck/Buck’s short video works, and two programs pairing artists Jaime Davidovich and Kristin Lucas, and Shana Moulton and Trevor Shimizu.

In theaters:

Cruising (Back to Front)
Robert Beck/Buck, 1998
Monday, November 15th, 8:30 pm
With introduction by Robert Beck/Buck

Fragments for a Future: Brecht, Agee, and Eisensten
Three Works by Zoe Beloff
Zoe Beloff, 2015-2019, 104 min
Monday, November 22th, 8:30 pm
With introduction by Zoe Beloff

Remnants of the Watts Festival
Ulysses Jenkins, 1972-73, 60 min
Monday, November 29th, 8:30 pm

At home:

Shorts works by Robert Beck/Buck
Available November 16th to 21th
With introduction and conversation by Robert Beck/Buck

Short works by Jaime Davidovich and Kristin Lucas
Available November 23th to 28th

Short works by Shana Moulton and Trevor Shimizu
Available November 30th to December 5th

 

EAI at 50 at Metrograph: October

Metrograph

7 Ludlow Street
metrograph.com

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to partner with Metrograph to present a series of programs highlighting our catalogue and its essential role in the history of artists’ moving image work. This program coincides with our ongoing celebration of EAI's 50th anniversary.

Beginning this month with a series of works complimenting Metrograph's Lives of Performers, a program probing titles that move between "the clarifying spectacle of the stage and the complexities of life outside of the spotlight," EAI presents a slate of works for both Metrograph's theater as well as its At Home online platform. Screening at Metrograph, catch theatrical engagements of Ellen Cantor's sprawling Pinochet Porn (2008-16); Charles Atlas's fictionalized profile of dancer Michael Clark, Hail the New Puritan (1987); and Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead (2012), a documentary of his reconstructed childhood home's journey, as it travels down Michigan Avenue to be installed at Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (MOCAD). On their streaming platform, watch supplemental programs showcasing Ellen Cantor's diaristic appropriations of classic cinema and a collection of ebullient artists' videos by Atlas, Cheryl Donegan, Kalup Linzy, and Jacolby Satterwhite.

In-person theatrical screenings will take place at Metrograph at 7 Ludlow Street. Proof of a COVID-19 vaccine is required for entry, and a face mask or covering is required for all guests at all times. Online screenings are viewable through Metrograph's membership-based At Home streaming platform, with access beginning at $5/month. 

In theaters:

Pinochet Porn
Ellen Cantor, 2008-16, 123 min
Saturday, October 23rd, 7:30 pm
With introduction by John Brattin, the director of photography of the film

Hail the New Puritan
Charles Atlas, 1985-86, 85 min
Friday, October 29th, 8 pm 

Mobile Homestead
Mike Kelley, 2012, 157 min
Saturday, October 30th, 4:30 pm 

At home:

Selected Works by Ellen Cantor
Ellen Cantor, 1996-2002, 46 min
Available October 22 to 27

It's a Jackie Thing Shorts Program
Various artists, 1994-2007, 77 min
Available October 29 to November 3

 

Joan Jonas Knowledge Base: Launch Event and Virtual Program

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and Dia Art Foundation

www.eai.org

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to present an online exhibition of Joan Jonas's early video works, complementing the launch of NYU's Joan Jonas Knowledge Base (JJKB), an open source digital resource housing generous information about the New York-based artist. This screening program, freely accessible through October 25th, features key early videos by the artist, and a reel of unedited footage from Organic Honey's Visual Telepathy (1972), providing a rare insight into Jonas's process and precise orchestrations for camera. Works included here highlight the artist's pioneering explorations into the phenomenology of video as mirror (Left Side Right Side, Glass Puzzle, and Disturbances), and meditative portraits of landscape and memory (Barking, Merlo, and I Want to Live in the Country). Also included is documentation from the October 15th launch event hosted by Dia Art Foundation (RSVP here), featuring an introduction to the JJKB by project directors Barbara Clausen, Deena Engel, Lozana Rossenova, and Glenn Wharton, and a discussion among the artist, EAI director Rebecca Cleman, and Haus der Kunst director Andrea Lissoni. Explore the Joan Jonas Knowledge Base here. To learn more about the Joan Jonas exhibition open now at Dia Beacon, visit their website.

Explore the online video program here.

 

Etudes & Riffs: Selected Works by Philip Mallory Jones

Maysles Documentary Center

maysles.org

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and Maysles Documentary Center (@mayslesdocumentarycenter) are pleased to present Etudes & Riffs: Selected Works by Philip Mallory Jones, a career-spanning survey of videos by media artist Philip Mallory Jones. Ranging from impressionistic portraits of Black American life, experimental videos made abroad in Burkina Faso and Angola, to his recent 3D reconstruction of Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood circa 1940, these works display Jones’s idiosyncratic approach to technological innovation and ongoing inquiry into the roots and branches of the African diaspora. 

For over five decades, Jones has experimented with the possibilities of emerging video technologies. He co-founded and directed Ithaca Video Projects (1971-84), a collectively-run media arts center, and the Ithaca Video Festival (1974-84). Utilizing a wide array of tools including film and video animation, the CD-ROM and optical disc, the online virtual world Second Life, 3D modeling software, and the game development engine Unity, Jones has forged an oeuvre as varied in its visual splendor as in its ideas of place, history, and identity. 

Join us for an opening online screening and conversation between Philip Mallory Jones and scholar Patricia R. Zimmerman on Thursday, May 20 at 7PM ET. The program will stream live here.

 

Etudes & Riffs: Selected Works by Philip Mallory Jones

Maysles Documentary Center

maysles.org

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and Maysles Documentary Center (@mayslesdocumentarycenter) are pleased to present Etudes & Riffs: Selected Works by Philip Mallory Jones, a career-spanning survey of videos by media artist Philip Mallory Jones. Ranging from impressionistic portraits of Black American life, experimental videos made abroad in Burkina Faso and Angola, to his recent 3D reconstruction of Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood circa 1940, these works display Jones’s idiosyncratic approach to technological innovation and ongoing inquiry into the roots and branches of the African diaspora. 

For over five decades, Jones has experimented with the possibilities of emerging video technologies. He co-founded and directed Ithaca Video Projects (1971-84), a collectively-run media arts center, and the Ithaca Video Festival (1974-84). Utilizing a wide array of tools including film and video animation, the CD-ROM and optical disc, the online virtual world Second Life, 3D modeling software, and the game development engine Unity, Jones has forged an oeuvre as varied in its visual splendor as in its ideas of place, history, and identity. 

Join us for an opening online screening and conversation between Philip Mallory Jones and scholar Patricia R. Zimmerman on Thursday, May 20 at 7PM ET. The program will stream live here.

 

Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman: Psychology Today

Screen Slate

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Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to partner with Screen Slate to present a free screening of Extreme Animals' Psychology Today, plus a new "megamix" of various short works by Paper Rad, Extreme Animals, and Jacob Ciocci.

Featuring a live discussion with Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman moderated by Screen Slate's Jon Dieringer. Learn more here.

 

DOWNTOWN 2021

LaMaMa Galleria and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)

downtown2021.eai.org

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to co-present an online video program component of the exhibition DOWNTOWN 2021, featuring works by Peggy Ahwesh, Charles Atlas, K8 Hardy, Sky Hopinka, Kalup Linzy, and Jacob Robichaux.

DOWNTOWN 2021 is presented by LaMaMa Galleria and curated by Sam Gordon. The exhibition takes its name from the film Downtown 81, which portrayed a day in the New York City of 1981 in all its glory. Forty years later, the exhibition acts as a sequel to the film, taking inspiration from downtown as an idea, a state of mind, and a generative space—rather than just a geographic location—and extending its scope beyond Manhattan to galleries in Brooklyn and Queens—and online.