Scream 3, (Wes Craven, 2000)
July 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm
at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.
Presented by artist Ian Cooper
Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space
From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling. Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes. Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.
IAN COOPER (b. 1978)
Ian Cooper’s work explores themes of isolation and longing central to the tropes of media-constructed adolescence. Recent work focuses on architectural elements from these fictional sources that directly enunciate their own function, specifically, declarations of ‘vacancy’ or ‘absence’ pertaining to the presence of, or housing, the human figure. Cooper has had solo projects at Sandroni.Rey, Los Angeles and shown abroad at various institutions and galleries including the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich; Annarumma 404, Naples; and Nice & Fit, Berlin. Cooper’s recent print project published by Forth Estate,
and shown late last year at EFA Project Space, was accessioned by The Whitney Museum of American Art for their permanent collection. Cooper was born and raised in Manhattan. He is on the sculpture faculty at New York University. He currently lives and works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Sponsorship provided by Magic Hat Brewing Co.