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October events – Announcements – e-flux

We are very excited to announce our October program at the e-flux Screening Room, featuring live music, screenings and talks.

This week, October 7, join us for Readingsfeaturing live music with Keith Fullerton Whitman on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his flagship album Readingsfollowed by a Q&A with Whitman hosted by the writer and musician Sasha Frere-Jones. Next week, October 11, join us for A Life on Video: The Diary of Shigeko Kubotaa screening of selected works by the famous Japanese videographer followed by a conversation with Eimi Tagore-Erwin, Juno Peter Yoonand Lukas Brasiskis, and organized as part of the Revisiting Feminist Moving Image series. On October 13, Johanna Gosse will give a lecture entitled Changed States: Bruce Conner Border Crossings accompanied by a screening of Conner’s IN SEARCH OF MUSHROOMS, as part of our Film Beyond Film lecture series. See more details on these programs below.

Other October events include Digestion, a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2022 presented on October 17 and hosted by Lydia Kallipoliti (co-curator, Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2022) and Christina Mouchoul (editor assistant, e-flux Architecture). On October 18, Slow growingpresented by Flaherty NYC as part of the “Let’s all be lichen” series programmed by asinnajaqwill present a projection of Sunna Nousuniemiit is Boso mu ruovttoluotta (Breathe me to life) and Nivi Pedersonit is Pilluarneq Ersigiunnaarpara (Happiness no longer scares me). October 20, A memory of friction will be present three films by Peng Zuqiang followed by a Q&A with the artist. On October 24, we celebrate the publication of Elizabeth Povinellithe new book Routes/Worlds (2022, e-flow log and Sternberg Press). And on October 25, we are organizing a screening of works selected by Peggy Ahwesh, followed by an in-person discussion with the artist. We end the month’s programs on October 27 with A reality between words and imagesa screening of works by Lynne Sachs with the artist present.

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events at e-flux Screening Room and Bar Laika this fall!

Friday, October 7, 2022, 7 p.m.

Playthroughs: Live music by Keith Fullerton Whitman
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Join us for the album’s twentieth anniversary Readingsfeaturing a live musical performance by Keith Fullerton Whitman and a Q&A with Whitman hosted by writer and musician Sasha Frere-Jones. Readings was released in October 2002 on the Kranky label to critical acclaim Fork and other publications – and remains one of Whitman’s best-loved albums to this day. It consists of drone-heavy ambient music composed entirely of processed guitar sounds (acoustic and electric). The album follows in the footsteps of Steve Reich and other musicians within the contemporary classical umbrella. Learn more about the event here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 7 p.m.

A life in video: that of Shigeko Kubota Broken newspaper
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Join us for A Life on Video: Shigeko Kubota’s Broken newspaper, a screening and discussion of videos by Shigeko Kubota, curated by Juno Peter Yoon and Lukas Brasiskis. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Yoon and Brasiskis, and Eimi Tagore-Erwin. Over his five-decade career, Kubota has forged a lyrical confluence between people and technology, often fusing vibrant electronic processing techniques with images and objects from nature, art and everyday life. An active participant in the international Fluxus art movement in the 1960s, Kubota was heavily influenced by the art and theories of Marcel Duchamp and John Cage. His distinctive fusions of organic, art history and electronics are both poetic and witty. Focusing on several often interconnected themes, Kubota’s works include installations that pay direct homage to Duchampian ideas and icons; those that refer to Japanese spiritual traditions of nature and landscape, especially water and mountains; and a series of diaristic works chronicling his personal life on video. In this screening, we will focus on the final component of Kubota’s oeuvre – his autobiographical videos, collectively titled Broken newspaperwhich has evolved since 1970. self-portrait (circa 1970-1971), Video girls and video songs for Navajo Sky (1973), My father (1973-1975), and SoHo SoAp/Rain Damage (1985) perfectly represent Kubota’s poignant and ironic self-fictional observations of the everyday, characteristic of a strong sense of feminist identity. Learn more about the event and films here.

Thursday October 13, 2022, 7 p.m.

Changed States: Bruce Conner Border Crossings
A lecture by Johanna Gosse


Join us for Altered States: Bruce Conner’s Border Crossings, a talk by Johanna Gosse, featuring a screening of Conner’s IN SEARCH OF MUSHROOMS (1959-1967, 3 minutes). This talk is about Bruce Conner IN SEARCH OF MUSHROOMS, an exemplary example of experimental film’s engagement with the psychedelic counterculture. Inspired by Conner’s experience living in Mexico City in the early 1960s and his passionate experimentation with psychedelics, particularly psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms, the film features ethnographic views of rural village life, guru cameos LSD Timothy Leary and multiple allusions, literal and symbolic, to a mushroom cloud, all set to a catchy Beatles rock soundtrack. The talk will trace how the twin motifs of boundary crossing and atomic anxiety surface in IN SEARCH OF MUSHROOMS, and in turn, how Conner’s film illuminates the complex cultural politics of race and nation within the 1960s counterculture. The discussion will focus on how the film’s psychedelia is shaped by a logic colonialism of ‘expansion’ and (self) discovery, in which primitivist projections of indigenity play a constitutive role. Learn more about the conference here.

e-flux projection room is a seventy-seat cinema showing artists’ films, video art and experimental films. Located in Brooklyn at 172 Classon Avenue, it opened last winter and has since featured works by Martha Rosler, Su Friedrich, Éric Baudelaire, Dane Komjlen, Maryam Tafakory, Jorge Jácome, Salomé Jashi, Alice Guy-Blaché, Kira Muratova , Tulapop Saenjaroen, Jonas Mekas, Ken and Flo Jacobs, Pedro Neves Marques, Natalia LL, Mantas Kvedaravičius, Elizabeth Povinelli, Piotr Armianovski, Mykola Ridnyi, Izza Génini and other artists and filmmakers.

–Two flights of stairs lead to the building’s main entrance at 172 Classon Avenue.
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–e-flux has an ADA compliant bathroom. There are no steps between the event space and this bathroom.

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