“UNREAL ESTATE”

Guest artists Zoe Beloff and Jennifer McCoy present recent video works that center on questions of home, real estate, and architectures of surveillance. Sound and music function as active forces in each of these projects, sounding out space, invoking contesting histories, and channeling precariously embodied voices. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. A Q&A session with the artists follows the screening. Free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations necessary.

SCREENINGS:

Zoe Beloff, Glass House (2015, single channel video) [21 min.]
Zoe Beloff, A Model Family in a Model Home (2015, single channel video) [22 min.]
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Broker (2016, single channel video) [28 min.]


Sonic Cinema: Sounding Resistance is a public film screening series curated by Visiting Associate Professor Amy Herzog in conjunction with her spring visual arts/music course “Sonic Cinema: Music, Noise, and the Moving Image.” The course explores the use of sound in relation to moving images, including film scoring, musicals, soundtracks, music videos, and experimental sound and video art.

The film screening series is supported through the John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture Series fund. Sacret Young is a 1969 graduate of Princeton and an author, producer, director, and screenwriter. He has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards and seven Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, winning two WGA Awards.  He is perhaps best known for co-creating, along with William F. Broyles Jr., China Beach, the critically acclaimed ABC-TV drama series about medics and nurses during the Vietnam War, and for his work on the television drama The West Wing. Young has also received a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award, and his original mini-series about the Gulf War, Thanks of a Grateful Nation, was honored with his fifth Humanitas Prize nomination.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

ZOE BELOFF is an artist working in film, installation and drawing. Her work focuses on drawing new time lines between past and present to help us think against the grain of reactionary ideology. Her projects include “The Days of the Commune”,“A World Redrawn: Eisenstein and Brecht in Hollywood”. She is currently producing an exhibition “Emotions go to Work” about the commodification of affect and the Internet of Things. Zoe’s work has been featured in international exhibitions and screenings. Venues include The Whitney Museum, Site Santa Fe, the M HKA museum in Antwerp, the Pompidou Center in Paris and Freud’s Dream Museum in St Petersburg.  She is a Professor at Queens College CUNY.


JENNIFER & KEVIN McCOY’s multimedia artworks examine the genres and conventions of filmmaking, memory and language. They are well known for constructing subjective databases of narrative material and making fragmentary miniature film sets with lights, video cameras, and moving sculptural elements to create live cinematic events.

The McCoys’ work has been widely exhibited in the US and internationally — their exhibitions include the Pompidou Center, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, BFI (British Film Institute) Southbank in London, Hanover Kunstverein, The Beall Center in Irvine, CA, pkm Gallery in Beijing, The San Jose Museum of Art, Palazzo della Papesse, The Addison Museum of American Art, The Sundance Film Festival, and Artists Space in New York. Their work can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the 21C Museum, and the Speed Museum. They received a Creative Capital award in 2003, the Wired Rave Award for Art in 2005, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011, and a Headlands Alumni Award in 2014. Their work is represented by Postmasters Gallery in New York and Johansson Projects in Oakland, CA.

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Tue Mar 7, 2017 · 7:30 pm

James M. Stewart ’32 Theater

Free & open to public; no tickets necessary

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