In the 1970s, Adam Beckett created a body of work that includes some of the most innovative and awe-inspiring experiments in animation. Tragically, his life was cut short at age 29, but the films he left behind remain inimitable achievements of a visionary imagination. This program presents some of Beckett’s greatest works alongside pieces by his mentor Jules Engel and peers including Beth Block and Sky-David, offering a glimpse at the staggering creativity of this too little known school of animation.
Microscope welcomes Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker Mary Billyou back to the gallery for Why Sing When Nobody Hears?, a screening of films and videos including the New York premieres of her latest GUN, HAT, GIRL, SCREAM (2016, 16mm, 12 min) and Demonstration (16mm transferred to digital video, 4 min).
Poetic, social, or political, Billyou’s works present a range of subject matter combined with a sensibility for and understanding of the varied moving image formats employed in each work.
Media City is an annual international festival of film and video art presented in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan since 1994. Each year the festival attracts filmmakers and audience members from around the world to participate in five days of screenings, live performances, exhibitions and artist’s discussions.
Catharine Clark Gallery presents Edge of Alchemy, a film and solo exhibition by Stacey Steers on view February 25 – April 15, 2017. Funded through generous support from Creative Capital and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Edge of Alchemy concludes a trilogy of films including Phantom Canyon (2006) and Night Hunter (2011) that examine the psychological terrain of women’s inner worlds.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 15, 2017 (All day)