Paul Tschinkel Laurie Anderson: On Performance
July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ART/new york No. 54 – Film Screening
Laurie Anderson is best known as a performance artist who uses music, technology, handmade instruments, words, film, actors and props to tell her tales. Although Anderson describes herself as a “story-teller,” her performances are rich in visual imagery and have often been presented in art galleries and museums. ART/new york has been a fan of Anderson’s work for some time and on this program we see an exhibition of early pieces taped in 1984 at the Queens Museum and a 1998 installation at Artists Space in New York City. Included are two lengthy interviews with Anderson: one in her downtown loft and a second one in 1999 shortly before her performance of “Moby Dick” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Also included is an interview with RoseLee Goldberg, a performance art historian and author of a recent Abrams book on Anderson.
PAUL TSCHINKEL is a painter with an MFA from the Yale School of Art and Architecture. In the early 70s he turned to video as an art form and thus became one of the first video artists in this new medium. In 1974, he turned to the fledgling New York cable TV system, producing Paul Tschinkel’s Inner-Tube, a half hour weekly arts program—a gallery on television. In 1979, Paul Tschinkel began taping young bands in New York clubs for the cable show, which aired for three years and inspired and presaged MTV. Since then, he has produced a video series on contemporary art called ART/new york (artnewyork.org/store).