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Apr 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Supeverbatim: A Night of Verbatim Performance

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Steve Reinke is joining us to share his ongoing video essay Final Thoughts alongside a showcase of his other short essay work in The Genital is Superfluous: Final Thoughts, Series Four. Final Thoughts is Reinke’s on-going video essay. Components will be added until his death.

The Genital is Superfluous: Final Thoughts, Series Four follows a previous program Rib Gets in the Way: Final Thoughts, Series Three which was made for the 2014 Whitney Biennial. In that video, the narrator, having recently turned 50, takes stock of his life and decides which projects to continue and which to abandon.

Throughout this program, Reinke tries different methods to structure his disparate, aphoristic materials into compellingly coherent essays. In his video, The Natural Look, constructed from footage found on-line, it takes as its theme all things placental and structures itself around a movement from the human, through the animal and vegetal, to the mineral. Particular aphorisms of Clarice Lispector and E. M. Cioran structure this journey. A Boy Needs a Friend takes friendship as its ostensible theme, but really is about queer bonding.In Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week, the narrator proposes a new holiday and outlines, day by day, how he celebrated it in 2016. Through his unique diaristic approach, Reinke adopts an intimate, frankly confessional voice, full of humor and good-will. He will be in attendance for discussion following the film talking about his approach to the essay, identity, and performance.



37 min., 2014 << this is where you put the format, timing, year, and other details provided for an element of the program

A motivational speech by Jim Findlay

A Boy Needs a Friend

22 min., 2015

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Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week

14 min., 2016

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84 min

Jim Findlay works across boundaries as a theater artist, visual artist, and film-maker.  His most recent work includes his original performances “Vine of the Dead” (2015), “Dream of the Red Chamber” (2014) and the direction and design of David Lang’s “Whisper Opera” as well as the unreleased 3D film “Botanica”.  His video installation in collaboration with Ralph Lemon, “Meditation”, is in the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center. He was a founding member of the Collapsable Giraffe and in partnership with Radiohole founded the Collapsable Hole a multi-disciplinary artist led performance venue recently relocated to Manhattan’s West Village. In addition to his work as an independent artist, he maintains a long career as a collaborator with many theater, performance and music artists including Daniel Fish, Aaron Landsman, the Wooster Group, Ridge Theater, Bang on a Can, Ralph Lemon, and Stew and Heidi Rodewald.  His work has been seen at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, BAM, Arena Stage, A.R.T. and over 50 cities internationally. In 2015 he received the Foundation for Contemporary Art Artist Grant and his previous awards include 2 Obies, 2 Bessies, 2 Princess Grace Awards, Lortel and Hewes Awards and residencies at Baryshnikov Arts Center, MacDowell, UCross, MassMOCA and Mt Tremper Arts. He is currently developing an electronic rock opera based on Bruce Haack’s influential 1970 album “The Electric Lucifer”.

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Apr 20, 2017
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Free – $10


BROOKLYN, NY 11211 United States
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