Phill Niblock - 2013 EventsPhill Niblock retrospective in Lausanne CH - the exhibition will be
realised in partnership between Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre
Lausanne - www.circuit.li/ ) and the Musée de l’Elysée (the national museum devoted to photography - www.elysee.ch/ ), Mathieu Copeland, curator; January 29 until May 12, 2013
édition bilingue (français / anglais
Un panorama des activités de l'artiste multimédia et compositeur
new-yorkais depuis les années 1960, à travers des essais de
musicologues, critiques et historiens de l'art, de nombreuses
illustrations, des partitions et 4 films sur DVD.
A collection edited by Yvan Etienne www.lespressesdureel.com/
review of the book - Working Title, by Yusef Sayed, is in the current
issue of The Wire magazine. Here is a link to see it: experimentalintermedia.org/images/TheWire%20review2013.jpg
An interview of Phill Niblock by Yusef Sayed:
A review from 1973, of a concert / performance of my Environments series.
A documentary video by Frederick Bernas of Phill Niblock:
Minimalist composer Phill Niblock has been living in his Chinatown loft
since the late 1960s, and curating concerts there for almost as long.
This film explores Niblock's work, and tracks its significance for New
York's downtown experimental music scene – past and present...
Published online by The Wire magazine – February 6, 2013.
Watch here: www.thewire.co.uk/video/watch-an-exclusive-video-about-phill-niblock
Concert by Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit, Feb 7 2013
Musee dArt Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, 1, place Hans-Jean Arp
Strasbourg, France musees.strasbourg.eu
A book launch for "Working Title", articles about Phill Niblock, edited
by Yvan Etienne, published by Les Presses du Réel, with 4 DVDs
Saturday February 9 at 7PM at Palais de Tokyo, Paris www.palaisdetokyo.com/fr/
Intervenants : Phill Niblock et Kasper Toeplitz: Atau Tanaka,
Mathieu Saladin, Dan Warburton et Anne Roquigny, produced by Patrick
ARANÉIDE (La Danse en Levitation), 14 & 15 FÉVR. 2013
Chorégraphie : Myriam Gourfink / trapèze : Clémence Coconnier / musique
: Kasper T.Toeplitz / création lumière : Séverine Rième / réalisation
structure : Pierre-Yves Guillaumin.
Phill Niblock, figure américaine du minimalisme, réalisateur de films
et compositeur, pour plusieurs pièces emblématiques de son parcours.
Music and Films by PN, with Kasper Toeplitz, bass guitar and
electronics Le Manège de Reims Scène nationale, King's Fountain, in
Reims France www.manegedereims.com/
February 19, Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa, Lisbon, Portugal - a jury to
select an artist for a residency at Experimental Intermedia in New York
for this year, the 20th year of the residency, sponsored by the Luso
Americana Foundation and Gulbenkian Foundation
The artist for this year is - Pedro Sousa
Phill Niblock and Al Margolis (If Bwana) in Lisbon Portugal
February 21 2013, 10PM
Galeria Ze Dos Bois, Rua da Barroca, nº 59, Lisbon, Portugal
February 27, Café Oto radio broadcast on ResonanceFM London, 10 / 11pm, with Rie Nakajima and Phill Niblock - soundcloud.com/resonance-fm/22-00-00-oto-broadcasts-5
Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit, concert, Cafe Oto, 22 Ashwin Street, London, February 28; www.cafeoto.co.uk
The Sonic Art Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University are delighted
to announce the 3rd annual Audiograft Festival of experimental music
and sound art, 25 February–3 March. Featuring live performances by
Phill Niblock, Daniel Teruggi, Thomas Ankersmit, John Tilbury, Pierre
Berthet, Tim Parkinson, Valerio Tricoli, Susanna Borsch,
installations by Rolf Julius, Max Eastley, Helmut Lemke, Kathy
Hinde and more. PN and Thomas Ankersmit, March 2 at Modern Art Oxford's
Dither Guitar Orchestra perform Phill Niblock's '2 Lips' at the Dither Extravaganza
There are a bunch pf Phill Niblock videos on "you tube", do a search
A review of the Café Oto concert. It is preceded by my comments.
Retort comments from Niblock - this concert follows the form that i
have used since the late '60s. i am not a stage front "star". i use the
film to be my performance visuals. i choose to work with the materials
i use so that i am not on stage.
the film itself, shot in video in osaka japan in 2009 / 2010 (not in
the film series that i usually use from 1973 - 1991), was a premier
showing for england, here.
two of the pieces of music will be on a new Touch double CD (out soon),
the first piece - FeedCorn Ear, for cellist Arne Deforce, was finished
and played in lyon in march 2012; the third piece - "Two Lips", played
by the Coh Da guitar quartet, recorded in 2011 (a scored piece for
ensemble from 2007) will be on the same touch CDs. neither piece has
been played in england before. Sweet Potato has recorded tones by Carol
Robinson, and was played live by David Ryan, and is on the re-released
touch double CD - Touch Food as far as i know, Sweet Potato has not
been played in london before, and David Ryan was magnificent.
'Phill Niblock at 80' (Café Oto, 28 February 2013. Drawing and review by Geoff Winston)
This was, in many ways, a lost opportunity. There had been a fair
amount of low-key hype about Phill Niblock's concert at Café Oto, as
part of his 80th birthday celebration, coinciding with his
retrospective exhibition in Lausanne, yet although he was 'in the
house', it was just as a shadowy presence, lurking entirely unannounced
at the back of the room - either at the mixing desk or by the bar.
Given that it was to be a rare sighting in the UK of an influential
figure in the New York's Minimalist firmament, it would have been
fairer to his followers, and those just intrigued by the tantilising
publicity, to have scheduled a pre-concert conversation with the
composer/film-maker, and/or to devise a concert which involved Niblock
performing onstage, or at the very least to have introduced him to the
audience before the concert started or at its conclusion. The closest
we'll get is Frederick Bernas's concise, well-paced short documentary
The net result was a curiously impersonal non-encounter, leavened only
by David Ryan's excellent interaction on bass clarinet - recalling
Dolphy's significant impact on Reich on seeing him live - during a
section of the lengthy 'Sweet Potato', a composition from Niblock's
Xenakis Centre Paris residency in 2001. Sampled tones from the
instrument were the partial subject matter of multi-tracked,
pre-prepared drones of fluidity verging perilously close to the
soporific in the packed, airless room, which played alongside the
projection of an excerpt from his 1988/89 film series, 'The Movement of
People Working', shot in small workshops in China and Japan.
Against the intently observed takes of workshop process, primarily in a
fish preparation factory (‘101 Things to do with a Dead Fish’?) and
food and veneer production workshops, the dense, minimally accented
flux acted like a soundtrack. The audience, probably drawn by the
musical promise, were unwittingly, or cynically, turned into a cinema
audience, as the film was the only visual focus offered. As with
Niblock's non-appearance, one did question the validity of constantly
recycling his archive films to form the visual element of a
performance/installation; the challenge of creating a new visual
artefact with interactive components for this special event would have
been much more satisfying.
If the sonic proposition, compelling to a degree as it was, would have
offered a more challenging aspect, building on the kind of intense and
expressive involvement that Ryan demonstrated, then the concert might
have taken on a mythic dimension. As it as, it was a bit of a damp
squib, as evidenced by the tepid applause at its termination.
Earlier, in solo performance, Thomas Ankersmit, a frequent collaborator
of Niblock's, got to grips with a two-panel analogue synthesiser in a
flush of synthetic abstraction and imagism which evoked the blustering
wind catching the sails out at sea and rhythmic aircraft choppers, with
skids and deep drones evaporating in to flickering intrusions and
elusive tinnitus-like whistles.
The whole concert could have been a more imaginatively connected and
integrated event and, given Café Oto's superb track record, it was a
shame that its promise was not fulfilled.
On Saturday, March 02, 2013 www.londonjazznews.com/2013/03/review-phill-niblock-at-80.html
Johnson Memorial Art Building, Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont, Sunday, March 10,
Music and Film / Video by Phill Niblock, Neil Leonard playing saxophones, produced by Heimo Wallner
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7PM, Wellesley College, Jewett Art Gallery,
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481 - Free and open to the
public Music of Phill Niblock, Neil Leonard, saxophones
March12 2013, 7 - 9PM; MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology,
School of Architecture and Planning, Wiesner Bldg. (E15-224), 20 Ames
St., Cambridge, MA 02139; Free and open to the public, act.mit.edu
Event Title: Working Title, A Phill Niblock Book Launch
Join us for the launch of Working Title, a monograph on the avant-garde
musician, filmmaker, and performer Phill Niblock. Written in both
French and English, the book provides an in-depth look at Niblock’s
musical and cinematographic work, as well as historical background,
philosophical insights and technical advice. The book is accompanied by
two double-sided DVDs of atypical videos: Remo Osaka, a continuation of
The Movement of People Working series; two separate DVDs of the
Anecdotes from Childhood; and Katherine Liberovskaya’s 70 for 70 (+1),
Seventy (one) Sides of Phill Niblock. The evening includes a live
performance of Two Lips, a piece written by Niblock and recorded in
2011 by three different guitar quartets. At MIT, Two Lips will be
played by students from the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute
under the direction of Neil Leonard: Yun Yun Huang, Andrew Ikenberry,
Jason Lim, Aseem Suri, and William Wingnall.
An introduction by Florian Hecker.
Fri, March 22, 2013 - 8:00pm, Issue Project Room
For Electronics and Instruments: Al Margolis and Phill Niblock
at 110 Livingston Street., Brooklyn (Greenpoint) Entrance at 22 Boerum Place
In this evening of live electronics and instrumentalists, Al Margolis
premieres a new quartet of bassoonist Leslie Ross, trombonist Monique
Buzzarté, live video by Katherine Liberovskaya, and Margolis on laptop.
Phill Niblock presents his now-classic "Sethwork", a duo for laptop and
guitar featuring David Watson.
April 6, 8:15pm - Counterflows Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, at the CCA, Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit blog.counterflows.com/
Counterflows is pleased to present for the last session at the CCA
Counterflows Saturday and as part of the celebrations of Phill Niblock
at 80, this intriguing and exciting duo. Ankersmit will perform a short
solo set which then will lead into the pair performing together and
ending with Niblock’s own music and images filling the CCA auditorium
with the intense aural experience and the visual bombardment of his
studies of people at work. The set will contain older pieces and also
completely new work. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Phill
Niblock has not only proven himself as one of the most preeminent
composers of the American musical avantgarde, but also an accomplished
filmmaker and performer.
Amori Water will play at the Listening Gallery, SFCA [isaw+subtropocs]
:: studio 101, 924 Lincoln road, miami beach :: until May 1, 2013 ::
“Aomori Water is a sound collage piece made in 1998, in Aomori Japan. I
was in a residency with other artists. A Japanese sculptor was making a
round house and wanted a sound piece to play in it. I recorded some
very gentle waves lapping the beach, for the first part. And a very
small mountain stream, flowing, for the second part. I layered 8
tracks. This was the first work that I did in ProTools.” — Phill
Niblock turbulence.org/networked_music_review/2013/04/11/phill-niblock-aomori-water/ (PN is not to be there)
CUMULI - ZUM SAMMELN DER DINGE / ON COLLECTING THINGS
L40 - Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz e.V Linienstraße 40 . 10119 Berlin
Ausstellung und Projekt initiiert von / exhibition and project initialised by camelot and Susanne Prinz.
An exhibition with a piece by Phill Niblock and many, many others
Opening I : 26. April 2013, 19.00 h and 16. Mai 2013, 19.00 h
- Finissage : 8. Juni 2013, 19.00 h
In conjunction with the Phill Niblock Retrospective at Circuit and the Musée de l’Elysée www.elysee.ch/
May 3 - Friday Susan Stenger and Robert Poss play Phill Niblock at Le Bourg, Lausanne
May 4 - Saturday, Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit at Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne - www.circuit.li/ )
May 5 in Basel - Phill Nilbock and Thomas Ankersmti, at
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May 9 - 11, Berlin - The festival - Emitter Micro: emittermicro.com/
The venue is at the Musik Instrumenten Museum, www.sim.spk-berlin.de/curt-sachs-saal_455.html
The Emitter Micro Festival 2013 will feature performances by Phill
Niblock, Thomas Ankersmit, Kim Cascone, Jochen Arbeit+Hopek Quirin,
Rinus Van Alebeek+Barbara Lazara, Seiji Morimoto, Louis Laurain,
Schneider TM+kptmichigan, David Gomez (aka Krapoola), Peter Cusack and
PN and TA on May 9 at 19:30, doors open at 1900 (the concert must end at 2200)
June 30, 6 pm, Pulheim-Stommeln (suburb of Cologne) Alte Kirche St. Martin, Ingendorfer Str, 50259 Pulheim-Stommeln
A concert of Phill Niblock, with his music and film:
FeedCorn Ear, played by Arne Deforce and A Cage of Stars, played by Rhodri Davies,
Part of the series raumklaenge, curatorical team: Harald Kimmig and Georg Dietzler
4th July Walcheturm Zuerich
Tomas Korber + Konus Quartett "Musik für ein Feld" for electronics and saxophone quartet
Phill Niblock + Konus Quartett "To Two Tea Roses"
Phill Niblock + Tomas Korber, N. N. "Two Lips"
Phill Niblock + Konus Quartett "Sax Mix"
5th July Dampfzentrale Berne
Phill Niblock + Konus Quartett "To Two Tea Roses"
Two pieces will be played at different times, in a long program of many artists.
Il celebre compositore Newyorkese Phill Niblock e la video artista Katherine
Liberovskaya saranno a Cagliari l¹11 Luglio, per una performance live e un
incontro con gli studenti del Conservatorio, e il 12 Luglio, per un video
concerto che avrà come ospite anche l¹isolano Alessandro Olla.
Giovedì 11 Luglio 2013 - Ore 15.30 - 17.30
- Live Performance Niblock + Liberovskaya
- Niblock e Liberovskaya incontrano gli studenti del Conservatorio di
Cagliari "Pierluigi da Palestrina" Conservatorio di Cagliari "Pierluigi
da Palestrina", Sala Porrino (Evento aperto a tutti)
Venerdì 12 Luglio 2013, Ore 21.30
- A/V performance di Katherine Liberovskaya, live video; Phill Niblock, Alessandro Olla e Simon Balestrazzi, sound works
- A/V performance di Niblock + Liberovskaya
- A set by Phill Niblock, music and film/video
Il Ghetto - Centro Comunale d'Arte e Cultura, Via Santa Croce, 18 - Cagliari, Sardinia
Hotel Pupik, Schrattenberg Festival, Scheifling Austria
Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya there from August 1 to 20
Tiziana Bertoncini I, Adrian Brun ARG/NL, Alessandra Eramo I, Clementine Gasser C/A, CAPUT A/D, Elisabeth Flunger LUX
GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU A, Karin Hatwagner A, Lingji Hon USA, Mariann Imre H, K.PLUS A, KADAVER EXQUISIT A/D
Thomas Lehn D, Katherine Liberovskaya CAN, Stefan Lux D/A, Phill Niblock USA, Vladimir Peric SRB, ROCK IS HELL A
Ingrid Schmoliner A, Gerhard Senz D/A, Milica Stojanov SRB, TOITURE CAN, Hope Tucker USA, Miki Yiu D/JPN und weitere ...
Japan, Sept 4 to 22:
Performances by Phill Niblock, Thomas Ankersmit, and sometimes Jeorg Hiller; Jim O’Rourke will play at Super Deluxe
at Dommune/NHK Special.6 3h set (9 to midnight, talk/interview, film
and little show) DOMMUNE STUDIO, Higashi 4 - 6 - 5, Shibuyaku, Tokyo,
Sunrise Build B1F; www.dommune.com
6th: Super Deluxe, Roppongi, Tokyo (Performance)
7th: Transfer to Sendai
8th: Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai (Performance/Lecture, organized by Kai+Okamoto) concert at: Club ADD (13:00～15:00), SENDAI
9th-10th: Sendai costal tour
11th: Flight to Osaka
14th: Metro, Kyoto (Performance)
15th: CONPASS, Osaka (Performance)
16th: IAMAS, Ogaki (Performance/Lecture, organized by Miwa) at 18:00
17th: Tama Art Univ (Tama-bi), Tokyo (Performance/Lecture, organized by Kubota)
19th: Musashino Art Univ (Musa-bi), Tokyo (Performance/Lecture, organized by Charles)
20th: Tokyo Univ of the Arts (Geidai), Tokyo (Performance, organized by Nishihara)
24th: Departure Narita 16:55 pm (Phill)
28 - 30, Anthology Film Archives, NY - environments films, etc. at
anthology, i'll show the three screens films from two of the
Environments series - Hundred Mile Radius and Ten Hundred Inch Radii,
on the 28. not shown since 1970 and 1972. www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
Oct 5, Eybeam (540 W 21st St. New York, NY 1001; 9pm)
Daniel Neumann, producer. On the occasion of renowned
experimental composer and filmmaker, Phill Niblock's 80th birthday,
CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works and Music), Eyebeam’s late
night concert series, presents the artist's intermedia works in three
constellations. Including the world premier of a new piece for two
violins performed by Pauline Kim and Conrad Harris, and live video
dedicated to and performed by Katherine Liberovskaya. The performances
will include:World premiere of UNIPOLAR DANCE (an anagram of Pauline
Conrad). Music by Phill Niblock, Live Video by Katherine Liberovskaya.
This piece is dedicated to Katherine Liberovskaya.
Live sound collage in a duo with Katherine Liberovskaya on live video.
And A CAGE OF STARS with Rhodri Davies, electric harp (28 minutes), and
TWO LIPS, a version with the Coh Da guitar quartet (Robert Poss and
David First play live in this concert; Susan Stenger, Seth Josel
also on the recording) (23 minutes) and the premiere of the new video
transfer of the film BRASIL83.
These pieces are to be published on a new double CD on Touch - Touch
Five, on October 14 2013, at the Kontraste Festival in Krems Austria.
Oct 6, Silent Barn, Brooklyn, with Bob Bellerue
Silent Bomb :: experimental music events at Silent Barn, produced by the folks who bring you Ende Tymes Fest
Katherine Liberovskaya + Al Margolis + Leslie Ross
Marcia Bassett + Barry Weisblat
Bob Bellerue + Philip White + Jeff Donaldson
$7 Oct 6 8pm doors, 9pm music
Silent Barn 603 Bushwick Ave J/M Myrtle Broadway
Oct 10, Riga Latvia , Skanu Mez and CTM (Berlin) collaboration - PN, Stephan Mathieu, KTL www.skanumezs.lv/
Oct 13 (arrive 11th), Kontraste Festival, Krems Austria - guest-curated
by the sonic acts team from amsterdam, with Thomas Ankersmit It's also
a Touch artists event, and the new PN Double CD "Touch Five" will be
released on October 14 www.kontraste.at
"Touch Five", a new double CD on Touch, is published on October 14.
Music by Phill Niblock
FeedCorn Ear - Arne Deforce, cello (2012, 29:48)
A Cage of Stars - Rhodri Davies, electric harp (2012, 28:18)
Two Lips - Zwerm Guitar Quartet (2011, 23 minutes)
Two Lips - Dither Guitar Quartet (2011, 23 minutes)
Two Lips - Coh Da Guitar Quartet (2011, 23 minutes)
(available from Touch, Metamkine Fr and ForcedExposure.com US)
Oct 25 @ Beirut Art Center on the opening day of the Dream Machine
Festival, Beirut Lebanon, with Katherine Liberovskaya and Thomas
Ankersmit, and Magda Mayas playing N+M
Oct 27, Katherine Liberovskaya and Al Margolis opening at the EI house in Gent www.experimentalintermedia.be
Oct 17, Nov 10, Koln PN festival, Georg Dietzler, producer; this festival is long, with many events
A sampling of the events (in German):
Ausstellung 29. Oktober 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, Phill Niblock: Light Patterns with Anecdotes from Childhood
Konzert 31. Oktober 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, Tribute to Phill Niblock (many performers)
Ausstellung 2. November 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, (im ganzen Haus)
Tribute to Phill Niblock: Videoarbeiten, Installationen und Zeichnungen
Künstler beziehen sich in neuen Arbeiten auf Phill Niblock und
Konzert 2. November 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, Saal Tribute to Phill
Niblock: Kurze Konzerte, Performances und Filme. Künstler beziehen sich
in neuen Arbeiten auf Phill Niblock und Experimental Intermedia
Kino 3. November 2013 / Filmpalette Phill Niblock: Six Films
Ausstellung 5. November 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, Ausstellungshalle Phill Niblock: China and Japan Slide Pieces
Konzert 5. November 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, Ausstellungshalle Tribute to Phill Niblock: Corpus callosum
Video-Konzert (Nocturne 52) 7. November 2013 / Kunsthochschule für
Medien Köln/Phill Niblock/Katherine Liberovskaya: Vibrating Soundstorm
for a Breezy Veranda, plus a premier of the music piece -"Vlada BC"
with Eisabeth Smalt, viola d'amore; an introduction by Bob Gilmore
Filmkonzert 8. November 2013 / Kunst-Station St Peter - Phill Niblock: Kompositionen und Filme
Filmkonzert (Finissage) 10. November 2013 / Alte Feuerwache,
Ausstellungshalle Phill Niblock: Screening of
Nov 15, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK - TA & Phill Niblock & Thomas Ankersmit
Nov 18, Huddersfield Music Festival, Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit
Nov 20, Manca Festival, Villa Arson, Nice Fr, with Thomas Ankersmit
Nov 23, Audio Art Festival, Krakow, Poland, with Thomas Ankersmit
Nov 24, Wroclaw, Poland - Venue is Klub PUZZLE https://www.facebook.com/klubpuzzle
Nov 26, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden, with Thomas Ankersmit http://www.fylkingen.se/node/1817
Nov 29 - 30, Mexx, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany (PN installation)
other events of my work, but where i will not be present:
La Maison des Métallos in the Nuit Blanche, Paris Fr, October 5 2013
A twelve hour exhibition of the Movement of People Working films and
music by Phill Niblock (six images and immersive sound). 7pm to 7am
Two huge videos, 30 hours of sound, two huge red sofas in André Bloc’s
Habitacle, Meudon. An original space where the galerist Natalie
Seroussi presents an unique multimedia performance of the world famous
artist, Phill Niblock : Meudrone THIR. The spectator is deeply immersed
in a both visual and sonorous experience. Creating a place of
These works, realized especially for this exhibition space by
Phill Niblock, are directly inspired by the flora surrounding the site,
and demonstrate the artist capacity to use and to mix music, videos and
Born in Indiana in 1933, Phill Niblock, since the middle of the
sixties, is specialized in the realization of multimedia performances.
Mostly known for his minimalist compositor talents, he presents
simultaneously during his concerts movies showing the movement of
working persons or abstract pictures.
Phill Niblock is the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation
since 1985. During his carreer, he realized more than 1000
performances, was the conservator of the novative XI Records label, and
launched a second EI Space in Ghent, Belgium.
This installation on Sunday afternoons, can be visited by
appointement during the year. To contact the Galerie Natalie Seroussi
wrote a short preview of your Eyebeam show in the Wall Street Journal
today (Oct 2), in print in the section "Greater New York" and online
Andy Battaglia www.andybattaglia.com
December 21 at Roulette in Brooklyn - 6 Hours of Film and Music by Phill Niblock Roulette.org
I've organized a modest celebration here in Finland, too:
Juho Laitinen email@example.com
30 Sep I'll play Harm in Helsinki
12 Oct Poure in Pori
14 Oct Seth Josel will play Sethwork in Helsinki
20 Oct FeedCorn Ear in Helsinki
5 Nov Harm in Kuopio
4 Dec FeedCorn Ear in Hämeenlinna
MOPW shown at Anthology Film Archives, September 28 - 30, 2013, curated by Katherine Liberovskaya:
PROGRAM 2: THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE WORKING, PART 1
series of films ‘The Movement of People Working’ portrays human labor
in its most elementary form. Shot by Niblock between 1973-91, on 16mm
color film and later video, and in locations including Peru, Mexico,
Hungary, Hong Kong, the Arctic, Brazil, Lesotho, Portugal, Sumatra,
China, and Japan, the series comprises over 25 hours of footage (from
which we’ll be showing a selection). It focuses on work as a
choreography of movements and gestures, dignifying the mechanical yet
natural repetition of laborers’ actions.
PERU AND MEXICO
1973/74, 96 min, 16mm-to-digital video
1976, 25 min, 16mm-to-digital video
1977, 25 min, 16mm-to-digital video
1984, 90 min, 16mm-to-digital video
Presented with music by Niblock from 1990 to 2013.
Total running time: ca. 245 min.
–Sun, Sept 29 at 1:00.
PROGRAM 3: THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE WORKING, PART 2
1987, 110 min, 16mm-to-digital video
1989, 120 min, 16mm-to-digital video
Presented with music by Niblock from 1990 to 2013.
Total running time: ca. 240 min.
–Sun, Sept 29 at 6:00.