Film screening: Keren Cytter, Middle of Beyond / In conversation with Jen Liu and Kathy Noble

Film screening: Keren Cytter, Middle of Beyond
In conversation with Jen Liu and Kathy Noble

Keren Cytter, Middle of Beyond, 2017. Film, 87 minutes.

Film screening: Keren Cytter, Middle of Beyond
In conversation with Jen Liu and Kathy Noble
March 14, 2018, 7pm
311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Join us at e-flux on Wednesday, March 14, at 7pm for a screening of Keren Cytter’s newest film Middle of Beyond (2017, 87 minutes). Following the screening, the filmmaker will be in discussion with artist Jen Liu and writer and curator Kathy Noble.

Middle of Beyond blends fiction, news clips, and animation recounting ten days in the life of Malte Krumm, a month after the latest US elections. The film depicts the numbness of a world flooded by information and social media activity, where the borders between reality and illusion are crumbling and narcissism and self-promotion overshadow moral values. Based on a true story. 

Keren Cytter is a New-York based video, film, installation, and performance artist. She studied at The Avni Institute in Tel Aviv, and was a resident at de Ateliers in Amsterdam. Cytter’s work has been exhibited in numerous international venues such as Tate Modern (London), the Kitchen (New York), MCA Chicago (Chicago), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), and Kunstverein München (Munich). She has participated in several biennials including Manifesta 7 (2008), the Venice Biennale (2009), and the Liverpool Biennial (2014). 

Jen Liu is a New York-based visual artist working in video, painting, and performance on topics of national identity, labor economy, and the re-motivating of archival artifacts. In 2017 she received the Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video, and the NYFA/NYSCA Gregory Millard Fellowship in Digital/Electronic Media. She premiered her most recent work, PINK SLIME CAESAR SHIFT, in the 2018 Berlinale Forum Expanded. 

Kathy Noble is a writer and curator. She curated the inaugural Art Night with the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, was a curator at Wysing Arts Centre, Head of Exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary, and a curator at Tate Modern, where she organized numerous commissions, exhibitions, and performances. She writes regularly for magazines such as Artforum and Mousse, and has edited a number of books.

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Jen Liu is a New York-based visual artist working in video, painting, performance, and sculpture, on diasporic Asian identities, postcolonial economies, techno-biopolitics, and the re-motivating of archival artifacts. In her most recent work, she’s used genetic engineering and dark encryption to reframe firsthand accounts of electronics workers, and created semi-speculative scripts combining corporate brochures and industrial manuals with firsthand accounts of industrial workers and incarcerated labor activists in Asia. Liu is a recipient of the Hewlett 50 Arts Commission, Creative Capital Grant, LACMA Art + Technology Lab, Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video, and the Cornell Tech \Art Award, among others. She has presented work at MoMA, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, SculptureCenter, Kunsthaus Zurich, Kunsthalle Wien, MUSAC Leon, KW Berlin, multiple Berlinale Forum Expanded exhibitions at AdK, Royal Academy and ICA in London, MAIIAM Chiang Mai, and was included in the 2015 Shanghai Biennial, 2019 Singapore Biennial, 2023 Future of Today Biennial Beijing, and the 2023 Taipei Biennial.

Kathy Noble is a curator and writer based in New York, currently working as Senior Curator at Performa. There she previously served as Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial Affairs to oversee the program and curated numerous commissions including Ed Atkins, Kevin Beasley, Ericka Beckman, Kia LaBeija, Paul Pfeiffer, Yvonne Rainer, Bunny Rogers, Tschabalala Self, and Samson Young. As Curator, Interdisciplinary, at Tate Modern she co-curated Tate Modern Live, The Long Weekend Festival, and Art in Action, the first program in The Tanks spaces, including Ei Arakawa, Tania Bruguera, Anthea Hamilton, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Sung Hwan Kim, Rabih Mroué and Hito Steyerl, Haegue Yang, and Suzanne Lacy. In 2016 she launched the inaugural Art Night festival with the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, presenting ten site-specific projects at venues across Westminster including Koo Jeong A, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Joan Jonas and Jason Moran, Laure Prouvost, and Xu Zhen/MadeIn Company. She has published numerous essays in books and magazines such as Artforum, frieze, and Mousse Magazine.

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