Proteus Gowanus » steve crossman An interdisciplinary gallery and reading room Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:40:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Migratory Media: A Film Event Sat, 22 Oct 2011 19:07:27 +0000 Tuesday, November 1, 7:30pm







An Evening of Appropriation and Experimental Animation, with short films by Lillian Schwartz, Toshio Matsumoto, Steve Cossman, LJ Frezza, Douglas Goodwin & Rebecca Baron.

Proteus Gowanus is happy to announce the first screening in the Migration Film & Video Series. This program of shorts includes films from two unique eras: the present and the 1970s. Both time periods were and continue to be turning points in the artistic use of the computer. With appropriated source material like Muybridge’s Running Man photographs, the Mona Lisa, or John Wayne’s peculiar performance as Ghengis Khan, these filmmakers transport visual data from the analog realm to the digital, and vice versa.

Lillian Schwartz and Toshio Matsumoto, worked in the 1970s to expand the early aesthetic of computer-driven experimental animation. Douglas Goodwin, Rebecca Baron, and LJ Frezza follow in their footsteps by re-structuring the very pixels of classic American films. Steve Cossman, on the other hand, creates an entirely new way in which we can “watch” a still image. Throughout the evening, you’ll witness the migration of visual data throughout multiple mediums and across timelines. Filmmakers will appear in person for a post-screening discussion.

Admission: $5


Lillian Scharwtz
1972, 5 min., 16mm

Lillian Schwartz
1975, 4 min., 16mm

Lillian Schwartz
1972, 3 min., DVD

Steve Cossman
2010, 11 min., 16mm

Steve Cossman
2011, 4 min., Video (Silent)

LJ Frezza
2009, 4 min., Video

Toshio Matsumoto
1973, 3 min., Video

Douglas Goodwin & Rebecca Baron
2008, 10 min., Video

Douglas Goodwin & Rebecca Baron
2008, 3 min., Video

Total Run Time: approx. 50 mins



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