From his early experiences working with the artist Jack Smith in the early 1960s to his later investigations with film’s sculptural and performative properties, Tony Conrad’s contributions to filmmaking were emblematic of the artist’s experimental and wide-ranging career. In conjunction with Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, this screening series brings together a selection of Conrad’s films, from the structural works of the 1960s to videos made for public access television in the 1990s, and extends to fellow travelers such as Tony Oursler, Paul Sharits, and Lary 7, offering a glimpse into the artist’s interests in challenging the boundaries of artistic genre.
February 19 Screening:
The Flicker (1966, 30 min.)*
Eye of Count Flickerstein (1967, 7 min.)
Straight & Narrow (1970, 10 min.)
Film Feedback (1974, 15 min.)
*Please be advised this film contains flashing lights.
Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.
This event is organized in partnership with International House Philadelphia – Lightbox Film Center
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