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Keep Moving: Objects and Architecture in the Apocalypse

Guest-curated by Caryn Coleman, In Person
Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 PM $15
FREE to Members of The Power Plant and Pleasure Dome
Visit thepowerplant.org or call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416.973.4000 to purchase tickets.
@ Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

Part of Winter 2014

Inspired by the uninhabited immersive environments created by artist Mike Nelson, curator Caryn Coleman presents a screening of films that investigate objects and architectural environments as cinematic tools giving voice to the unspeakable and making the unimaginable visible. Featuring Richard Lester’s 1969 surrealist post-apocalyptic farce The Bed Sitting Room (80 min, 1969) preceded by Aldo Tambellini’s Black Trip 2 (3 min., 1967), Aida Ruilova’s 7 Things of Mollino (50 sec., 2006), and Elizabeth Price’s User Group Disco (15 min., 2009). Keep Moving presents pivotal ways in which to address our past, present and possible future world. Coleman will introduce the films, and lead a discussion following the screening.

Caryn Coleman is a New York-based curator and writer whose curatorial practice explores the intersection of cinema and visual art with a focus on horror film’s influence on contemporary artists. As Film Programmer at Nitehawk Cinema, she organizes the monthly ART SEEN and VICE Presents: The Film Foundation Screening Series along with other programs such as The Works – Karen Black (2013), Shocking Representation (2013), A Nite to Dismember (2013), and Nitehawk Shorts Festival (2013). She is co-editor of the philosophy journal Incognitum Hactenus and her blog on horror and contemporary art, THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, received the 2012 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Art Writers Initiative grant. Recent curatorial projects include the artist film screenings The Art of Fear and Sparkmarker along with Empty Distances at Mark Moore Gallery (June 2013) and Film as a Social Art for the 2013 New York CAA conference. Coleman’s writings have appeared in the Brighton Photo Fringe 2011 catalogue, LUX, Rue Morgue, Fangoria, Vice.com, the Modernist, Network Awesome, Art Review, Beautiful Decay, and Los Angeles Weekly. She received her MFA in Curating, with distinction, from Goldsmiths College in London.

Programme:
Aldo Tambellini’s Black Trip 2 (1967)
Aida Ruilova’s 7 Things of Mollino (2006)
Elizabeth Price’s User Group Disco (15 min., 2009)
Richard Lester’sThe Bed Sitting Room (80 min, 1969)
All works presented as digital video

April 2
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The Bed Sitting Room. Courtesy MGM/Park Circus

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The Bed Sitting Room. Courtesy MGM/Park Circus

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The Bed Sitting Room. Courtesy MGM/Park Circus

The Bed Sitting Room

The Bed Sitting Room. Courtesy MGM/Park Circus

The Bed Sitting Room

The Bed Sitting Room. Courtesy MGM/Park Circus

The Bed Sitting Room

The Bed Sitting Room. Courtesy MGM/Park Circus

The Bed Sitting Room

The Bed Sitting Room. Courtesy MGM/Park Circus

Caryn Coleman

Caryn Coleman

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