- film performance
- video/sound performance
Bushwick Open Studios weekend just came to an end and we expected to feel relief, but instead we can’t shake this feeling something is missing. Since we didn’t program any big moving image events this year, we think it’s time to resurrect our Opening Screening night, we realize it’s a great time to resurrect our Opening Screening night.
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Microscope welcomes M Henry Jones to the gallery for a rare night of film and video works, selected and introduced by the artist. The program features many of Jones influential early works including the pre-MTV music videos “Soul City” with the Fleshtones and “Go Go Girl” by Nervus Rex. Selected TV commercials, web & 3D animations, and a work-in-progress with Daniel Johnston will also be shown. Jones promises a few surprises, among them a stroboscopic monkey sculpture and quite possibly “Soul City” on original 16mm film.
The screening is in conjunction with our current exhibition “Overt & Covert: technology and portraiture,” in which M. Henry Jones’ original 3-D “Fly’s Eye” portraits of filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and photographer Robert Frank make their debut.
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Microscope Gallery is very pleased to welcome visiting Canadian filmmaker Clint Enns for his first U.S. solo screening. Enns’ video works often feature glitch and circuit-bending experiments, remakes of classic avant-garde films, and bizarre appropriations. His 2012 video remake of James Benning’s film “Ten Skies”, featuring only the cloud sections, was shown as part of Microscope’s multi-program event “Now What” this January.
Microscope Gallery welcomes Leslie Supnet in the U.S. solo screening debut of her animated works. Since 2007, Supnet has used whimsical and often surreal imagery to explore themes of sincerity, identity, race, death, and the multiplicity of human emotion. She does this with hand-made paper-cut puppets, computer software, and a second-hand MegaPixel camera found at a thrift store. While often melancholic, Supnet’s animations are not without a sense of humour.