Peephole Cinema Opening at UnionDocs, Sunday, January 11th 2015


UnionDocs is pleased to announce Peephole Cinema Brooklyn, the new public screening site at UnionDocs that can be visited anytime day or night. The inaugural installation,  purchase atorlip cv Dark Matter, features films by Sarah Christman, Matt Town and Carolyn Lazard and was curated by Toby Lee on behalf of the Peephole Cinema project.

Peephole Cinema is located between the glass windows on the black metal door on the UnionDocs storefront at Buy 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Films will change every two months.

Join UnionDocs for the free opening reception of Dark Matter Purchase  on Sunday, January 11th 2015 at 6:00pm. The reception will be followed by the screening From Deep: An Essay in Three Parts at 7:30pm – $9.

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The cosmological concept of dark matter has served as a useful metaphor to describe the hidden structures underlying a variety of social worlds. As Gregory Sholette writes about the art world, its “dark matter” functions as an invisible twin to the visible world — a largely unseen body of people, places and practices that exists in parallel to, and even conditions, the visible world, but can only be sensed or known through its effects. Here, we apply the concept of dark matter to our experience of the city, its built environment, its social structures. In these films, we glimpse this invisible city.

About the Project:

Peephole Cinema is a “miniature cinema” collective with satellite projects in three cities: Brooklyn, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In each city, silent film shorts are screened 24/7 through a dime-sized peephole installed in a public location. Peephole Cinema Brooklyn is hosted by UnionDocs in Williamsburg and organized by Laurie O’Brien. The first screening Dark Matter is curated by Toby Lee. Guest curators are chosen every two months. For more information, please visit: Buy

Nearly two hundred years before the invention of cinema, the peepshow, raree show, or boîte optique—a closed box with at least one peephole revealing a hidden “view”—was a form of both visual entertainment and optical experimentation. Peephole Cinema revives this unique viewing apparatus, along with the attendant tensions it produces between public and private, authorized viewing and voyeurism, and seeing and being seen. The peephole films from Dark Matter will be open and available to the public 24/7 for the next two months outside of UnionDocs.

About the Screening:

Brett Kashmere’s From Deep is a new feature-length experimental documentary by Pittsburgh filmmaker Brett Kashmere, which explores the three-decade love affair between basketball and rap. Part sociological treatise, part audiovisual mixtape, Kashmere’s ambitious documentary delivers a high-energy history of basketball’s evolution in American culture: from indoor New England novelty to outdoor urban phenomenon.

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