Monday, June 9, 2008

Documentaries and Treats at Light Industry on Tuesday

Portraits, Textiles, Odd Fellows, and Renegade Treats will be available for your enjoyment at Light Industry this Tuesday evening at 8 PM. Tomorrow's installment is "No Idle Hands," curated by Sabrina Gschwandtner. What follows is the description of the event according to the Light Industry email. For more detailed descriptions, go to their website.

No Idle Hands - Curated by Sabrina Gschwandtner

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 8pm
55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor - Brooklyn, NY
Tickets - $6, available at door.

Handcraft--absorbing, obsessive, mysterious, political, communal and mythical--is the subject of these documentaries, which range from exhaustively researched to casually recorded and even imagined.

Works include:

Kusama¹s Self-Obliteration, Yayoi Kusama/Jud Yalkut, 16mm, 1964, 24 mins

When This You See..., Elaine Reichek, video, 1998, 17 mins

Odd Fellows, Alee Peoples, Super-8 to video, 2006, 5 mins

Paracas, Cecilia Vicuña, 16mm to video, 1993, 18 mins

Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY Art, Craft and Design, Faythe Levine, video, 20 mins
(excerpt from the feature film to be released 2009)

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Faythe Levine, Elaine Reichek and Cecilia Vicuña.

Curated by Sabrina Gschwandtner, visual artist, author of ³KnitKnit: Profiles and Projects from Knitting¹s New Wave² (New York: Abrams, 2007), and contributor to the Journal of Modern Craft, Cabinet, and Selvedge, among many other publications.

Edibles will be available from Sweet Tooth of the Tiger, a renegade bakery project that explores a nostalgia for the bake sale through the performance of social engagement over sugary confections.

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