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Event: Chaperone: Amy Granat Presents Venom and Eternity (Jean Isidore Isou, 1951)

Still from  Venom and Eternity  (1951)

Still from Venom and Eternity (1951)

Venom and Eternity (Jean Isidore Isou, 1951)

July 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm

at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.

Presented by artist Amy Granat

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’.

AMY GRANAT (b. 1976)
Amy Granat’s work combines film, sound, performance, photography and installation. Granat was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, and received her BA from Bard College in 1994. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Eva Presenhuber Galerie, Zurich; Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, and Basis Art Center in Frankfurt. She has been featured in the recent group exhibitions Stray Alchemist, UCCA, Beijing; Strange Magic, Luhring Augistine, New York, Bastard Creature, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Born to Be Wild, Kunstmuseum, St.Gallen. She will show a new feature film at a solo exhibition at The Kitchen in New York City in January 2010. She lives and works in Brooklyn.


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