"Aldo Tambellini is avant-garde in the purest sense of the word. Some describe the avant-garde as the "vanguard" of aesthetic discovery. By this definition, the avant-garde is viewed as the newest of the new, the "bleeding edge" as some describe it. And Aldo's work certainly conforms to all of these descriptions. His work IS and was beyond its time. His experimentations cross media divides. He pioneered video art and is now pioneering VR at a time when some are still nostalgic for analog purity. Aldo Tambellini knows the medium is simply a medium, and that his work sprawls in concept and complexity from the written word to the saturated ecstatic experience of the newest uncharted territories and media of contemporary art and phenomenological existentialism. Even at the precipice of 90 years old, he is more youthful in his approach and freedom in expression than most of our contemporaries today."
- M. Woods
On Friday August 2nd Al's Cinematheque will present a collection of Aldo Tambellini's early film and video work. The rooftop program will include live musical performance and a multiple projection installation of Tambellini's self-termed Lumagrams.
Visiting filmmaker Michael Woods will be in attendance to give an introduction to the program and speak briefly about the continuing importance of the exhibited works. Aldo is also prepared to skype in to say a few words about his work and the world at large.
- Black TV (1968)
- Blackout (1965)
- Black Plus X (1966)
- No Name Film (w/ live musical performance)
- 6673 (1966-73)
- Lumagram Projection Mapping (w/ live musical performance)
Total Runtime: Approximately 90 minutes
Event Information:This event is weather permittingAl's Cinematheque (427 Hart Street, Apartment 2 / Brooklyn, NY)
$5 at the door (cash only) / some food provided + BYOB