October 26, 2015 –
Microscope is very pleased to welcome London-based artist and curator Simon Payne to the gallery for the first time with a program of moving image works from the United Kingdom by Maria Anastassiou, Nick Collins, Nicky Hamlyn, Neil Henderson, Jamie Jenkinson, Jennifer Nightingale, Simon Payne, Karolina Raczynski, and Guy Sherwin, most of which are screening in New York for the first time.
October 30, 2015 –
Jonas Mekas screening premiere of his “365 Day Project” enters its last quarter with “October”. During this 10th month of the video diary books, translation, philosophy and religious beliefs are among Mekas’ preoccupations. Family is also on his mind as Mekas’ daughter Oona checks in by email with help tips from Los Angeles and his brother Adolfas and sister-in-law Pola Chapelle report in a series of video postcards on their trip to Mekas’ native Lithuania.
November 2, 2015 –
We are excited to welcome back to the gallery artist Ben Coonley to present the sequel to “My First 3D”, a screening held at our previous location in 2013. For My First 3D – Part II, Coonley has invited more than 20 artists to screen the very first project they made using 3D animation and/or stereoscopic 3D. Works range from 5 seconds to 10 minutes in duration and include several world premieres.
November 6, 2015 –
Filmmaker Michelle Handelman and musician MV Carbon present The Spectre of Musidora: Live Remix, a dissonant revisitation of the lost films of silent film star Musidora and her legacy as the first “vamp” of cinema: the iconic Irma Vep. The Spectre of Musidora: Live Remix features musician MV Carbon performing a haunting and dissonant soundtrack to a live mix of films by Brock Monroe and Michelle Handelman that includes in addition to Musidora’s own lost films, clips from Les Vampires and Handelman’s recent Irma Vep, The Last Breath starring transgender artist Zackary Drucker (Transparent) & drag icon Flawless Sabrina (The Queen).
November 8, 2015 –
We are pleased to welcome to the gallery artist Ines Cardoso visiting from São Paolo to present the rare film shot by Jorge Bodanzky of the legendary 1969 Brazilian production of Jean Genet’s play The Balcony and her own short video Cocais, The Reinvented Town shot in an around the public mental hospital in the town of the same name.
November 28, 2015 –
Jonas Mekas’ screening premiere of his “365 Day Project” continues this holiday weekend with “Part 11: November”. A sense of approaching completion is in the air for this eleventh part as Mekas travels with friends and family from upstate New York, to Paris, and to his native Lithuania for the opening of a film and art center bearing his name in Vilnius. There Ben Vautier presents a series of Fluxus performances; Vytautas Landsbergis, the first head of state following LIthuanian’s withdrawal from the Soviet Union, plays études by Čiurlionis; Edward Zwick, who happens to be filming “Defiance” there, creates fake snow for the shoot; and Mekas after more than six decades has his Lithuanian passport restored.