Anthology Film Archives | 32 Second Avenue
INVENTING DOWNTOWN: ARTISTS MAKE MOVIES
This screening is part of: INVENTING DOWNTOWN
By the mid-1960s interdisciplinary work, anathema in the 1950s, became broadly accepted. Artists gravitated toward the camera, inspired by the stunning success of Alfred Leslie and Robert Frank’s 1959 film, PULL MY DAISY. ARTISTS MAKE MOVIES brings together five important projects from the mid-1960s which mine new territory: from the homage to Méliès and early cinema in Grooms and Gross, to a cool, conceptual approach by Alfred Leslie and Yoko Ono, to the political-personal statement by Carolee Schneemann, and ending with new explorations into video by Allan Kaprow, Nam June Paik, Aldo Tambellini and Otto Piene, done in collaboration with Boston’s public television station, WGBH.
Red Grooms & Mimi Gross FAT FEET (1965-66, 19 min, 16mm, b&w)
Alfred Leslie THE LAST CLEAN SHIRT (1964, 42 min, 16mm, b&w. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.)
Yoko Ono ONE (1965, 5 min, 16mm-to-digital, b&w, silent)
Carolee Schneemann VIET FLAKES (1965, 7 min, 16mm-to-digital, b&w)
THE MEDIUM IS THE MEDIUM (1969, 17 min, video)
Total running time: ca. 95 min.