GNY: Cinema, June 10 - June 14, Screening with Michael Robinson
Thursday, June 10, 2010
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
A conversation with Michael Robinson and Thomas Beard will follow the June 12 screening.
Michael Robinson has created a body of film and video work that combines the formalvocabulary of avant-garde cinema with evocative appropriations of late 20th-century media artifacts, blending these materials into distinctively uncanny experiences, structured with the soft seductions of a pop song. Videogame environments and Catholic liturgy, the anodyne aesthetics of National Geographic and a histrionic scene from Little House on the Prairie flow together to explore the contours of collective memory through a poetics of devotion and loss.
To be screened: You Don't Bring Me Flowers (2005, 16mm, 8 mins), And We All Shine On (2006, 16mm, 7 mins), The General Returns from One Place to Another (2006, 16mm/video, 11 mins), Light Is Waiting (2007, video, 11 mins), Victory Over the Sun (2007, 16mm, 13 mins), All Through the Night (2008, video, 4 mins), Hold Me Now (2008, video, 5 mins), If There Be Thorns (2009, 16mm/video, 13 mins).
In conjunction with the Greater New York exhibition, the basement level Vault has been transformed into a movie theater for screenings of films and video. Film curators Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, cofounders of Light Industry, Brooklyn, have been invited to program the theater with an ongoing presentation of narrative films and special screenings. Click here for a full schedule.