Sunday, January 16, 2011

Vanishing Animals at the Hudson Opera House

Vanishing Animals
Sunday January 23rd, 2011
2 PM

Still from I Am the Animal by Lenore Malen

Still from Dragger by Julia Oldham

An afternoon of shorts by internationally known filmmakers and artists and a lecture by master beekeeper Chris Harp. Discussion to follow.

Dan Devine and Sana Arjumand All the Fluff Is Not Wool 4 min.
Gary Leib Meatpacking District 1 min.
Mary Lucier’s Arabesque—excerpted from The Plains of Sweet Regret 7 min.
Julia Oldham Selected Videos 12 min.
Lenore Malen I Am the Animal 13 min.

Dan Devine has exhibited throughout the US and Europe, and has had recent solo shows at Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Since 2007 his installation “Sheep Farm,” at The Fields Sculpture Park has been a working sheep farm that also serves as a living landscape and studio for video, performance and photography. He lives in Ghent, NY.

Chris Harp, lectures on organic beekeeping throughout the Northeast. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Catskill Mountain Beekeepers’ Club, and is currently on the advisory board of the Ulster County Beekeepers Association. He was a consultant for the CNG (Certified-Naturally-Grown) Apiary Standards for their Certification Program. He lives in New Paltz, NY.

Gary Leib’s illustrations and cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, Musician Magazine, The New York Observer, Raw, Blab and as weekly features in The New York Press for many years. Leib was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band Rubber Rodeo, which recorded two albums for Mercury Records. He has created original music for independent and feature films, including the critically acclaimed Ironweed. He lives in NYC and Chatham, NY.

Mary Lucier, an internationally know video artist is represented in many public and private collections including the Whitney Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Modern Art, NY. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, among them, Creative Capital, The Guggenheim Foundation, The American Film Institute, the Jerome Foundation. She lives in NYC and Cochecton, NY

Lenore Malen, known for her photo and video installations, received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2009) and a NYSCA award (2009) for her 2 part video and installation: I Am The Animal. Part I is a documentary on the life and politics of local beekeepers. Part II is a three channel installation that attempts a reserve anthropomorphism: the video clips resemble memes and hive is re-imagined as human culture. Her work has recently been screened, exhibited and performed at Wesleyan University, The Cue Art Foundation, Exit Art and Ecoartspace, NY. She lives in NYC and Hudson, NY.

Julia Oldham is a video artist whose performative works explore science and desire. She uses her body to understand the behaviors of insects, to examine the fundamental constants of the universe, and to measure electrical emanations from plant forms. Oldham's work has been screened/exhibited at Art in General in New York, NY; MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY; PPOW in New York, NY; The Drawing Center in New York, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL; the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC.

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