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Invent Your Task

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)

264 Canal Street #3W
New York, NY 10013

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EAI, Triple Canopy, and Book Works are pleased to present Invent Your Task, an evening with Cecilia VicuñaLuke RobertsAmy Tobin coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Vicuña’s Saborami (1973), and the publication of Book Works' expanded facsimilie edition with contributions by Roberts and Tobin.

Written in the aftermath of the 1973 military coup in Chile and ensuing instatement of dictator Agusto Pinochet, Saborami combines poetry, journal entries, and documentation of artworks to underscore the role of culture in political struggle, outlining an eco-socialist and feminist vision in the face of defeat. Addressing fellow artists, Vicuña writes, “Choose where you want to work, choose. Invent your task, do it! All together to destroy reactionary ideas, bourgeois ideology, individualism, solemnity, all white, European, capitalist ways of existence!”

EAI will screen Vicuña's Sol y Dar y Dad, Una palabra bailada (1980), What is Poetry To You? (1980), and Kon Kon (2010) before a conversation between Vicuña, Tobin, and Roberts. Saborami will be available for sale, alongside Sol y Dar y Dad (2024), a poster made in response to the urgent humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Proceeds from the sale of the poster will be donated to  Medical Aid for Palestinians.

Vicuña will be honored at Triple Canopy’s 2024 benefit on Monday, June 3. Read more about the event (and purchase tickets) here.

Invent Your Task is made possible through the generous support of Lambent Foundation/Fund of Tides Foundation; Critical Minded, an initiative to invest in cultural critics of color cofounded by the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Ford Foundation; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the Stolbun Family; and Triple Canopy Director’s Circle.


Atlas Variations: The Moving Image Works of Charlie Atlas at Anthology Film Archives

Anthology Film Archives

32 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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Anthology Film Archives and EAI are thrilled to co-present a major survey of the moving-image work of Charles Atlas, an indelible figure in EAI’s collection. An exceptionally prolific, protean, and inventive artist, Atlas has collaborated for over fifty years with an extraordinary array of choreographers, dancers, musicians, actors, and performance artists, and has himself occupied a crucial role at the intersection of the worlds of art, film, video, performance, dance, and installation. Atlas has worked as a chronicler, collaborator, and creator within the nightlife and performance scenes of New York since the 1970s, documenting historic venues such as The Pyramid Club, and prominent figures including DANCENOISE, Happy Phace, and Lady Miss Kier. A foundational innovator of the video-dance genre, the artist's work is animated by inventive pastiches of narrative and fictional modes playfully merged with performance documentary. Typified by a provocative, postmodern performance sensibility and an ironic urban insouciance, Atlas' works transform performances into vivid time capsules of contemporary culture.

Complementing a partial retrospective of Atlas’ collaborations with Merce Cunningham held at Anthology in 2019, the 10-program series will highlight Atlas’ other collaborations and solo work, paring some of his best-known videos, such as The Legend of Leigh Bowery (2002), Hail the New Puritan (1985-86), and Superhoney (1994), with more rarely-screened pieces, including the “Martha” Tapes (1997-99), early films Mayonnaise #1 (1973), and Nevada (1974), his ad campaign for Calvin Klein (2015), and his stereoscopic film Tesseract 3D (2017). Atlas will appear in-person for the program.

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)’s venue is located at 264 Canal Street, 3W, near several Canal Street subway stations. Our floor is accessible by elevator (63" × 60" car, 31" door) and stairway. Due to the age and other characteristics of the building, our bathrooms are not ADA-accessible, though several such bathrooms are located nearby. If you have questions about access, please contact in advance of the event.