MoMA SALUTES CREATIVE CAPITAL, SUPPORTER OF RISK-TAKING, EXPERIMENTAL ARTISTS, WITH AN EXHIBITION OF 37 FILMS AND VIDEOS
Five-Week Exhibition Features Three Premieres, Two Live Moving-Image Musical Performances, and Many Appearances by Film Directors
April 30–June 6, 2010
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters
Recognizing the extraordinary contribution that the New York- based nonprofit organization Creative Capital has made to sustaining art of the highest quality in the United States, The Museum of Modern Art will present an exhibition of 37 original, impassioned, and rebellious films and videos that Creative Capital has funded and nurtured over the past 11 years. Presented from April 30 through June 6, 2010, the exhibition will include the premieres of three new works and two live moving-image musical performances among its showcase of 17 shorts and 20 features. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to more than 400 artists across artistic disciplines. Within film, this includes fictional narratives and documentaries, animated and experimental shorts, live moving-image performances, and many other innovative film projects. The exhibition screens in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters, and is organized by Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, with Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.
The opening night, HERE [ THE STORY SLEEPS ] (2010) on Friday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m., is a one-night-only live performance of an emerging collaboration between the award-winning filmmaker Braden King (Dutch Harbor; Sonic Youth: Do You Believe in Rapture?), the composer Michael Krassner, and the critically acclaimed Boxhead Ensemble. This hybrid film-concert explores the dream life of cinematic narrative, deconstructing King’s forthcoming film HERE, starring Ben Foster and Lubna Azabal, and will include projections designed by Deborah Johnson. The closing night, on Sunday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m., features the New York theatrical premiere of a new work by Eve Sussman and Rufus Corporation: the ―New Wave futurist noir‖ whiteonwhite:randomthriller [alphaversion] (2010). This experimental work by the creators of the gallery installation 89 Seconds at Alcázar (2004) and the theatrical feature The Rape of the Sabine Women (2006) is a film of indeterminate length whose continuously evolving narrative is generated by computer code. The screening will be followed by a conversation with director Sussman, editor Kevin Messman, code writer Jeff Garneau, and actor/writer Jeff Wood.