Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:30pm
155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn
Presented by Sven Lütticken
In the contemporary economy of time, history has become an image in motion, a series of events performed though various media. Sven Lütticken’s new book History in Motion: Time in the Age of the Moving Image analyzes artistic practices that articulate the changing production and experience of time—of the time of daily life as well as history.
For this book launch and screening, Lütticken will present a number of artworks from the context of the neo-avant-garde which were either adapted or specifically made for television. With a focus on John Cage and Fluxus, this evening highlights pieces that can be regarded as made-for-TV events that adopt and transform existing formats, temporalities, and modes of performance.
Among the works screened is a special episode of the Dutch arts program Signalement (1963) that was masterminded by Fluxus artists Willem de Ridder and Wim T. Schippers, with a contribution by George Maciunas. We will also show an edited version of Nam June Paik's 1986 broadcast Bye Bye Kipling, which connected New York, Seoul, and Tokyo via satellite, and brought together TV host Dick Cavett with Charlotte Moorman, Keith Haring, traditional Korean dancers, and the occasional elephant.
Sven Lütticken teaches art history at VU University Amsterdam, where he coordinates the Research MA program Visual Arts, Media and Architecture (VAMA). He is the author of Secret Publicity: Essays on Contemporary Art (2006), Idols of the Market: Modern Iconoclasm and the Fundamentalist Spectacle (2009) and History in Motion: Time in the Age of the Moving Image (2013).
Tickets - $7, available at door.
Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 7pm.