Monday, October 13, 2008

Bruce Conner Tribute at Light Industry

This Tuesday, Light Industry will host "Crossroads" - 25 artists' tributes to the multi-faceted, and recently passed on, Bruce Conner. The image with this post is of his 1974 "Sound of Two Hand Angel."

Part of the $6-at-the-door admission will go to benefit Anthology Film Archives' preservation of Bruce Conner's films.

Light Industry's Tuesday presentations begin at 8 PM at 55 33rd Street on the 3rd Floor.

From Light Industry's website:

The passing of Bruce Conner in July of this year allowed for reflection on his influence, which proves substantial and pervasive as we continue through the first years of the 21st century. In the expansion of American experimental filmmaking in the 1950s and 60s, Conner pushed the emerging practice of re-editing found footage to new heights of wit and profundity with films like A Movie (1958), Cosmic Ray (1962) and Report (1967), continuing his mastery of the idiom in subsequent years with works such as Crossroads (1976), which will undoubtedly stand as one of the definitive artistic statements of the nuclear age. Alongside Kenneth Anger and Andy Warhol, Conner also served as one of the major innovators in conjoining art and pop music, making Breakaway (1966) with then-girl-group singer Toni Basil, and collaborating with Devo, David Byrne and Brian Eno. Today, Conner’s accomplishments reverberate throughout contemporary creative culture, from the popular practice of internet mash-ups to the predominance of found-footage re-use in today’s 16mm filmmaking, assemblage and collage in gallery spaces, and media remixing in the electronic arts.

1 comment:

chrishavens said...

thanks for much for covering this program so well.... just the beginning of what will come
chris at http://iccws.com