[TypicalGirls] Punk Rock, Steel City
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Thu May 29 16:20:36 EDT 2008
Passing this along, thought it would be of interest:
Tuning a Deaf Ear
Curated by Peggy Ahwesh
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 8pm
55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor
"Where are the transmissions coming from? They're coming from Pittsburgh."
- Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983)
A program of transmissions from Pittsburgh featuring small gauge
oddities, punk documents from the late 1970's, home movies, industrial
films of heavy industry and selections from the George Romero
nostalgia vault. Playing off a combination of home movies that perform
celebrity, performance in the punk underground and role playing in the
silent film, this program presents aural and visual interplays and
turns the tropes of sensorial convention on its ear: a vampire film by
deaf children, a punk documentary, sound problems on the Super-8 mag
track, a silent work print version of a sound film. Featuring a
variety of films I saw originally while living in Pittsburgh in the
late 1970's and early 1980's, these works are seared into my memory as
fantastic microgems of cinematic invention and sublime eccentricity.
Featured in the program:
Miss You, Natalka Voslakov, Super-8, 1979, 3 mins
Natalka's kids Zoe and Zoltan perform the Rolling Stones classic.
Nosferatu in WPSD, Super-8, 1979, 18 mins
A Super 8mm rendition of the vampire story performed by kids from the
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf under the guidance of their
teacher Tippi Comden.
Debt Begins at 20, Stephanie Beroes, 16mm, 1980, 40 mins
Part fiction part documentary, with music by The Cardboards, The
Shakes, Hans Brinker and The Dykes.
The Beach Bunnies at the Electric Banana, Peggy Ahwesh, Super-8, 1980,
Acting out at the punk club one night.
Ticket Price - $6
About Peggy Ahwesh
Peggy Ahwesh came of age with 1970's feminism, Super-8 film and the
punk underground. She works in film and video, is on the editorial
board of Ediciones la Calavera, a book publishing initiative. Ahwesh
plays music with Barbara Ess in the band Radio/Guitar. She teaches
film and video production at Bard College.
About Light Industry
Light Industry is a new venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn,
New York. Developed and overseen by Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, the
project has begun as a series of weekly events at Industry City in
Sunset Park, each organized by a different artist, critic, or curator.
Conceptually, Light Industry draws equal inspiration from the long
history of alternative art spaces in New York as well its storied
tradition of cinematheques and other intrepid film exhibitors. Through
a regular program of screenings, performances, and lectures, its goal
is to explore new models for the presentation of time-based media and
foster a complex dialogue amongst a wide range of artists and
audiences within the city.
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