Chaperone: Eight Artists, Eight Weeks, Eight Movies
June 10 - July 29, 2009
At EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St, 2nd Floor
Artists: Alex Bag, Amy Granat Beth Campbell, k8 Hardy Ian Cooper, Kalup Linzy Anna Craycroft, Sara Greenberger Rafferty
From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eightweek 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’.
Screening Schedule (Wednesdays beginning at 7 pm):
Date Artist Movie
June 10 Sara Greenberger Rafferty Lucas (David Seltzer, 1986)
June 17 Alex Bag TBD
June 24 Anna Craycroft The Century of the Self, Ep.1 & 3 (Adam Curtis, 2002)
July 1 Ian Cooper Scream 3, (Wes Craven, 2000)
July 8 Amy Granat Venom and Eternity (Jean Isidore Isou, 1951)
July 15 k8 Hardy Freak Orlando (Ulrike Ottinger,1981)
July 22 Kalup Linzy Desperate Living (Jon Waters, 1977)
July 29 Beth Campbell Altered States (Ken Russell, 1980)