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Portraiture in Queer Experimental Cinema | Feb 28, 2011

February 19, 2011  by: Dom

112 Center for the Arts, 7:30p.m. Monday , February 28th. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

A selection of film and video by queer artists, spanning half a century, that looks at how various aspects of portraiture play out within a variety of approaches to experimental cinema. The program, curated by Ed Halter, includes work by Kenneth Anger, Andy Warhol, Gregory Markopoulos, Su Friedrich, Barbara Hammer, Sadie Benning and others.

  • Kenneth Anger, Puce Moment, 1949, 16mm, sound, 6 mins
  • Andy Warhol, Mario Banana #1, 1964, 16mm, silent, 4 mins
  • Andy Warhol, Mario Banana #2, 1964, 16mm, silent 4 mins
  • Edward Owens, Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, 1967, 16mm, silent, 9 mins
  • Gregory Markopoulos, Ming Green, 1966, 16mm, sound, 7 mins
  • Barbara Hammer, Dyketactics, 1974, 16mm, sound, 4 mins
  • Su Friedrich, Cool Hands, Warm Heart, 1979, 16mm, silent, 14 mins
  • George Kuchar, I, An Actress, 1977, 16mm, sound, 9 mins
  • Sadie Benning, If Every Girl Had a Diary, 1990, video, 8 mins
  • Glen Fogel, Endless Obsession, 2000, 16mm, sound, 6 mins

Ed Halter is a critic and curator living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Afterall, Artforum, Arthur, The Believer, Cinema Scope, Kunstforum, Millennium Film Journal, Moving Image Source, Rhizome, The Village Voice and elsewhere, and he is a 2009 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. From 1995 to 2005, he programmed and oversaw the New York Underground Film Festival, and has organized screenings and exhibitions at Tate Modern, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cinematexas, PS1, Artists Space, Eyebeam, the Flaherty Film Seminar, and the Museum of Modern Art. He currently teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts department at Bard College, and has lectured at Harvard, NYU, Yale, and other schools as well as at Art in General, Aurora Picture Show, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the Images Festival, the Impakt Festival, and Pacific Film Archive. His book From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games was published in 2006. He is a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York.

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