April events

April events


Yoko Ono, Eyeblink (Fluxfilm no. 9), 1966.

March 29, 2023
April events
Screenings, talks, publications, and music
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Join us at e-flux this April for screenings, talks, publication launches, and live music featuring Itziar Barrio and Laura Forlano; Oleksiy Radynski; Marie Losier; Raúl Ruiz and Keith Sanborn; Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko; Sylvia LavinJames Voorhies and Stefanie Hessler; Fluxus; Yasmin El-Rifae and Dina Ramadan; Raven Chacon and Xenia Benivolski; and Ivars Kraulītis, Andres Sööt, Almantas Grikevičius, Henrikas Šablevičius, and Herz Frank; and at Bar Laika for a live set featuring Camilo Ángeles and Joanna Mattrey.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 7pm
Itziar Barrio, Robota MML
Screening and conversation
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The screening constitutes the full-length premiere of Itziar Barrio’s Robota MML (2023, 62 minutes), the second film in Barrio’s Material trilogy employing speculative narratives and non-linear timelines to investigate the intersections between technology, labor, identity, and matter. The screening will be followed by an in-person conversation between Itziar Barrio and social scientist and design researcher Laura Forlano. Read more here.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 8pm
Bar Laika presents Satellite 22: Camilo Ángeles and Joanna Mattrey
Live music
Join us at Bar Laika (224 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238) for the 22nd edition of Satellite, featuring live music performances by Camilo Ángeles and Joanna Mattrey. The duo started their collaboration in 2021 and have two upcoming albums, one that will be released on Notice Recordings this year and another one that will be released on Relative Pitch in 2024. The core of their collaboration is to open up a space for expressing their identities and aesthetic visions through different sound narratives and discourses. Read more here.

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 7pm
Oleksiy Radynski, Infinity According to Florian
Screening and conversation
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What is Earth? What is a solar system? What is humanity? Who is Florian Yuriev? Why did he build a UFO building in Kyiv? Will we be able to use it for its intended purpose in the future? Infinity According to Florian deals with these questions, related to the legendary figure of Kyiv-based architect Florian Yuriev. This film also recounts why capitalism is a thing of the past, and what happens when you divide one by infinity. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. The screening is organized in collaboration with Kyiv to LA, made possible by a generous grant from Nora McNeely Hurley and the Manitou Fund.

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Saturday, April 8, 2023, 5pm
Marie Losier: Electric Dreamers 
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The screening features four captivating portraits of electronic musicians by the artist and filmmaker Marie Losier, known for her intimate, unconventional portraits of musicians and artists blending elements of documentary, experimental cinema, and performance art. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011, 67 minutes) tells the story of the exceptional relationship between Genesis P-Orridge, the late founder of the industrial band Throbbing Gristle, and their partner Lady Jaye; Waltz Me Trust Me (2019, 4 minutes) is a whimsical exploration of movement and sound,featuring the performance of electronic musician, composer, and sound artist Felix Kubin; Electric Storm - 100 Years of Theremin (2020, 5 minutes) is a tribute to the electronic instrument and its influence on modern music, featuring Dorit Chrysler; and Alan Vega, Just a Million Dreams (2014, 13 minutes) is a moving and intimate portrait of the late Alan Vega, the frontman of the legendary electronic protopunk duo Suicide. Read more here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 7pm
Raúl Ruiz: Central Conflict Theory and Its Discontent
Screening curated and introduced by Keith Sanborn
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The films of Raúl Ruiz are utterly incomparable to those of anyone else who has worked in the medium. Not only in their number—Ruiz made more than 100 films, the majority of which are feature-length—but in their challenges and engagement with narrative: features, shorts, documentaries, fiction films. And they represent only a part of his manic creativity: he made video installations, created videos for operas, directed operas, wrote poetry, plays, and novels, and directed plays. Featuring a screening of Ruiz’s Ombres Chinoises (1982, 7 minutes) and Love Torn in a Dream (2000, 120 minutes), curated and introduced by Keith Sanborn. Read more here.

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 7pm
Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko: Selected Works 
Screening and conversation
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Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko create documentary and experimental films, installations, and performances exploring themes such as memory, identity, migration, and cultural heritage. With backgrounds in theater, architecture, and history, the trio creates immersive and thought-provoking filmic experiences for their audiences. Featuring Surface Rites (2021, 24 minutes), Pictures of Departure (2018, 12 minutes), Chooka (2018, 20 minutes), and Bite & Hold (2022, 13 minutes), Introduced by the filmmakers via video and followed by an in-person Q&A with Ryan Ferko. Read more here.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 7pm
e-flux Architecture Lectures: Sylvia Lavin, “Generator’s Vital Infrastructure”
Well known in the increasingly robust architectural literatures on the history of cybernetics and digital technology, Cedric Price’s Generator is also an important marker in an as of yet incomplete environmental history of the field. The project’s investigations into automated systems of growth and change and the particular forms of creativity proper to the knowledge worker in the information era led to its designation as the first intelligent building, but they also belong to a specifically American political ecology and economy in which occluded resources from southern states reappeared as cultural works of abstract value in northern metropolitan centers. Part of a larger work-in-progress on the conscription of trees in the field’s ongoing quest for autonomy, this presentation explores how a history that accounts for architecture’s reliance on the vital infrastructure of arboreal media can operate to reimagine the field’s relation to things in the world. The lecture is the inaugural event of e-flux Architecture Lectures, a new monthly series inviting researchers and practitioners to discuss timely issues in contemporary architecture, theory, culture, and technology. Read more here.

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7pm
Postsensual Aesthetics: On the Logic of the Curatorial
James Voorhies in conversation with Stefanie Hessler
The field of contemporary art has proven to be a dynamic arena for theoretical thinking and research over the past thirty years. The contemporary exhibition has become a discursive space for dialogue among participants entering from a range of disciplines to work alongside artists and curators. Yet, while many artists and curators look to the book as a valuable consolidator for presenting archival- and research-based work, traditional aesthetics is indifferent to these multifaceted qualities of the contemporary exhibition form that bring content into the public realm through the cognitive activity of reading. Aesthetic value remains concerned with the sensual experience of the viewer and the autonomy of the discrete art object. Presented on the occasion of the launch of James Voorhies’s new book, Postsensual Aesthetics: On the Logic of the Curatorial, published by the MIT Press (2023). Read more here.

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 5pm
Selected films by Fluxus artists
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Dating from the 1960s and compiled by George Maciunas, the founder of the Fluxus movement, Fluxfilm Anthology consists of 37 short films ranging in length from ten seconds to ten minutes. This screening will feature a selection of works from the anthology by various Fluxus artists, preceded by an introduction to the works’ historical context. Made by artists ranging from Nam June Paik and Wolf Vostell to Yoko Ono, these films celebrate the ephemeral humor and trust in chance, demonstrating that “anything can be [moving-image] art and anyone can do it.” The event is organized in collaboration with The Film-Makers’ Cooperative. Read more here.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 7pm
The Individual After the Collective: Making Use of History
Yasmin El-Rifae in conversation with Dina Ramadan
Yasmin El-Rifae’s Radius (Verso, 2022) is a work of literary non-fiction about the Egyptian feminist group Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment and Assault (Opantish), which fought mass sexual assaults in Tahrir Square during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. In less than a year, the group intervened in hundreds of cases, developed a sophisticated operational structure, and insisted that its work was central to the wider revolutionary effort at the time—despite the initial denial of the violence by many other activists. El-Rifae and Ramadan will be in conversation about Radius and some of the questions it raises about political organizing, collective memory, and self-reckoning, and creating work about the past through drastically changed senses of the future. Co-organized by the Middle Eastern Studies program and the Center for Ethics and Writing at Bard College. Read more here.

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 7pm
Raven Chacon, solos
Live music and conversation
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Performing at e-flux for the first time, Raven Chacon presents solos, a series of short, improvised works performed in quick succession. Using a variety of acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments, his experimental compositions range from sparse, minimalistic soundscapes to complex, multi-layered works that incorporate voices, noises, and found sounds. Chacon’s performance will be followed by a Q&A moderated by curator Xenia Benivolski. Read more here.

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 5pm
Time Walks Through The City: The Baltic Poetic Documentary Movement
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A screening of five short films by Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian filmmakers who were part of the Baltic Poetic Documentary movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Influenced by the works of Dziga Vertov and the French cinéma vérité movement, these filmmakers turned their attention to everyday life creating a unique style that departed from the post-war Soviet newsreel approach. Featuring Ivars Kraulītis, White Bells (Latvia, 1961, 24 minutes), Andres Sööt, 511 Best Photographs of Mars (Estonia, 1968, 15 minutes), Almantas Grikevičius, Time Walks Through The City (Lithuania, 1966, 20 minutes), Henrikas Šablevičius, A Trip Through Misty Meadows (Lithuania, 1973, 10 minutes), and Herz Frank, Ten Minutes Older (Latvia, 1978, 10 minutes), introduced by Lukas Brasiskis. Co-presented by The National Film Center of Latvia; Meno Avilys (Lithuania); and the Estonian Film Institute. Read more here.

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