Between Romney’s professional track record, the candidates’ arms race of Super PAC contributions and closer scrutiny on the influence of corporate-backed organizations like ALEC, the role money plays in shaping policy is at the forefront of people’s minds as never before.
This program considers the history of corporate money in the place one would least suspect it—as subsidizing artists deeply enmeshed in avant-garde traditions. This evening will be an occasion to contemplate and enjoy the variously subversive, subordinate, instructive, inspirational—and by no means benign—approaches to artmaking on the man’s dime.
16mm projections of work by Alexander Hammid, Oskar Fischinger, Len Lye, Hans Richter, Stan Vanderbeek representing cigarette commercials, the history of chess, experiments in video intermix, dancing rainbows, dancing Nazis and troubled young boys.
Rainbow Dance, Lambeth Walk – Hitler Style and Angry Boy courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Inflation/Everything Turns, Everything Revolves, Oskar Fischinger selections and Trade Tattoo from the MoMA Circulating Film Library
Panels for the Walls of the World and Passionate Pastime from The Film-Makers’ Cooperative.
Part of the series Flaherty NYC.
Ticket Price: $12, Film Club Member: $8