March 16 / 2pm / Free / PICA
Experimental filmmaker, radical educator and vanguard sound artist Tony Conrad presents a selection of films which examine socio-cultural power structures. With his teaching position in the Department of Media Study at SUNY, Buffalo, an involvement with structures of control and authority increasingly began to have significance for him. Each work was selected by Conrad for screening and will be contextualized by the artist. Q & A to follow.
News Diaries Part 2: Burned by the News” (1990), video, 28 min. (excerpt, approx. 15 min.). By The 8mm News Collective.
Artpark One Year Later” (1991), video, 28 min. (excerpt, approx. 15 min.). Interviews and editing by Tony Conrad. With footage taken from “Disorderly Concept,” a documentation video of the 1990 cultural protest at Artpark, Lewiston NY, by Buffalo Artists Against Repression and Censorship, a Buffalo artists group.
Beholden to Victory” (1980), S-8 film to video, 25 min. (excerpt approx. 7 min.). Tony Conrad, with David Antin, Louis Hock, Mike Kelley Tony Oursler, Charles Rotter, and others.
“WiP” (2012), installation, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York. Tony Conrad. Documentation video, approx. 7 min.