STIRRINGS STILL a selection of videos curated by Andrea Monti on display from August 19th through September 7th White Box Gallery 329 Broome Street, 10002, New York, USA organized in collaboration with LUX and Lucca Film Festival 2010 opening reception on Aug 19th 7-9 pm
Presenting videos made by American and European artists, this program relates to Samuel Beckett's last work Stirrings Still at many levels: aesthetically, structurally, emotionally and metaphorically.
The terms stirring and still, which generally refer to movement and stillness, are combined together, a characteristic inherent in all moving-image art works. Many of the selected videos center around structure and aesthetics, showing the interaction between moving and still elements, and exploring their reciprocal limits. Other works involve the repetitions and obsessive self-reflection present in Beckett's writing. While others deal with at some level the sentiment of 'the end', the passing of time and our fate of being alone with our own existence.
The works will be displayed as a 70 minute looped program as part of the exhibition Project Birch Forest - Part 2, opening on August 19th through September 7th. (Andrea Monti)
programme: - Adrift by Elle Burchill - Nightshot 1 by Stephen Dwoskin - Crystal Ghosts by Kelly Fancher - Wolves by Tim Geraghty - First Corruption by Raymond Salvatore Harmon - Sentiment by Max Le Cain - Parthenogenesis by Yasue Maetake - Television by Yoel Meranda - Private Eye/I by Rick Niebe - New Ratio by Simon Payne - 21.04.02 by Jean-Gabriel Periot - Susquehannaicefloewobl (Incense and Tea) by Jeremy Slater