Pleasure Dome: Tony Conrad & Marie Losier in Person

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Pleasure Dome presents
Tony Conrad & Marie Losier in Person
Friday, December 11, 8pm $8/ 5 members
Latvian House, 491 College St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pleasure Dome is excited to present an evening with the wonderful Tony Conrad & Marie Losier. Conrad has been recognized since the 60s as one of the key figures of the American avant-garde, and working with the the most unlikely combination of collaborators including La Monte Young, Jack Smith, Beverly Grant and Mike Kelley, Conrad persists in being an influential and inventive musician, filmmaker, artist, and teacher. After a busy year with performances and exhibitions at the Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale, he will present his own selection of rarely-seen post-The Flicker films and videos, spanning a period of forty years.

In conversation with him and visiting from NYC, special guest Marie Losier will be showing her film portrait Tony Conrad: DreaMinimalist – plus a collection of recent works.

Programme:

- Recent Works by Tony Conrad

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- Tony Conrad: DreaMinimalist , Marie Losier, 2008, 16mm, 25 min.
The latest in Marie Losier’s ongoing series of film portraits of avant-garde directors (George and Mike Kuchar, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman), DreaMinimalist offers an insightful and hilarious encounter with Conrad as he sings, dances and remembers his youth and his association with Jack Smith
- Snowbeard , Marie Losier, 2008, 16mm, b/w, 3 min.
Losier’s poignant short film offers a moving tribute to New York icon Mike Kuchar, filmed on his last day before leaving Manhattan to relocate to San Francisco.
- Papal Broken-Dance , Marie Losier, 2008, super 8 & video, 6 min.
A campy music video in the style of a scopitone from the early 1960s, with the wonderful cast of 10 boys in sexy red singlets and girls in red tutus, all dancing with joy with Genesis P-Orridge in a boxing ring…all the ingredients for a slap stick boxing match in music.
- Manuelle Labor , Marie Losier, 2007, 16mm, super 8 & video, 10 min.
Collaboration film Marie Losier and Guy Maddin. Two sisters, five brothers, a doctor and two nurses and the miraculous birth of a pair of hands. but whose hands…“Marie, that shot of the hands coming out o’ your womb is a dilly!!! What an honour to be born of you! your son, Guy” (Guy Maddin)

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