Sunday @ 4 PM First Aid Second Chance
TRT 89:37 min.

How To Cowboy - Connie Walsh      2004               5:22
How To Communicate - Connie Walsh      2004               5:22

Based on commercial informational videos, these pieces focus on the obsessive nature of the subjects themselves. Instead of providing useful, objective lessons, I employ linguistic units or compositions to construct/reveal the subjects themselves and their idiosyncratic relation to these activities. The pieces explore the interplay between public presentation and private experience.

Connie Walsh received her MFA from Rhode island School of Design. After a residency at Skowhegan she moved to New York where she had her first solo show, “REC,” at Marianne Boesky Gallery, followed by ‘Connie Walsh’ at SculptureCenter. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany among others. Walsh’s work deals conceptually with public versus private modes of experience. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she is working on the installation, Drowning.

Polar Bears - Ido Fluk      2005               5:27
Polar Bears is a video part figurative and part abstract, part environmental-tale and part personal-essay, examines two seemingly different stories: the first about an oil company engineer who tells me about designing a big drill site in Siberia (and cutting down an entire forest in the process) and the second about a young man's desire for fame in the age of celebrity kings and queens. What common grounds do the white bears of Siberia have with the young New York, wannabe-famous artist?

Ido Fluk (Israel,1980) is a filmmaker and video-artist living in Brooklyn. His work has been shown in galleries (Black Lab Seattle; Collective Unconscious New York; Micro-Museum Brooklyn, 291 London), worldwide festivals (Invideo in Milan, Italy; Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin; Darklights, Dublin Ireland, Videolisboa Portugal, Prog:me, Rio de Janeiro Brazil) and won such awards as the Warner Bros. Pictures film production award, The Israeli Council for the Arts travel and presentation grant, Adbusters ABTV award and the Jerusalem Film Festival's Young Director's award. For more information log on to:

The Ontological Cowboy - Marie Losier      2005               10:00
“The theater is about sex.”  At least according to Richard Foreman, the father of the Ontological Hysterical Theater.  The Ontological Cowboy documents Foreman’s invocation of the “manifest destiny” of the avant-garde theater, King Cowboy Rufus strolling down off San Juan Hill with a sigh, waving his handkerchief.  Foreman plays himself, and the cast pantomimes his preoccupations.  If “the cast and crew suffer alike,” it’s all for a good cause: the violent rebirth of the American theater, with Foreman as its midwife.  

Marie Losier is a filmmaker and curator working in New York City.  She was born in 1972 in Boulogne, France.  She has shown her films and videos at museums, galleries and festivals, including P.S.1, Tribeca Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Andrew Kreps Gallery, White Column Gallery, The Black Maria Film Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, Lake Placid Film Festival, Pleasure Dome (Toronto), Anthology Film Archives, Ocularis, British Film Institute, and many others.  In 2000, she became the film programmer at the French Institute / Alliance Francaise in New York City, where she presents a weekly film series.  She also programs experimental films at the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema and Ocularis in Brooklyn.  She has also performed in films by George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar, and Jackie Raynal, and in plays by Juliana Francis, and Tony Torn.  She is currently completing a short documentary on theater director Richard Foreman and working on a new one with Tony Conrad. 

Time to Die - Joe Gibbons     2005               8:00
“A diatribe directed at certain species of flowers that have forgotten their place in the big picture.”

Joe Gibbons is recognized as a groundbreaking filmmaker in experimental autobiography. His more than thirty films include /Unnatural Acts/ (1975), /Going to the Dogs/ (1980), /Hellhound/ (1995), and /Final Exit/ (2000). He has been recognized with fellowships and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Black Maria Film and Video Festival, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities. He has recently screened his work at the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Whitney Biennial, Museum Of Modern Art, and on PBS. He is a 2001 recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Duck Duck Goose - Ann Murphy      2004                  3:00
Seven men in underpants and fake mustaches compete in this never ending children’s game.  Duck Duck Goose serves as a tongue-in-cheek model for corporate America or any playing field where there is an “in” crowd and an “out” crowd.  Those on the inside can not exist without those on outside and vice versa.   They are mutually exclusive.
Ann B. Murphy is a Brooklyn-based media artist and sculptor whose work has been exhibited and screened in New York, London and Miami.  Most recently her video work was featured by Bowiearts at the Portobello Film Festival in London.  Ann received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005.
SPORTS: A 12 Part History - Robert Greene      2005              13:00
SPORTS is a 12 part "history" of the social-political role and influence that organized gaming has come to have in our culture. Mixing footage we shot of George W. Bush at the 2004 Army/Navy football game in Philadelphia, a demolition derby in Maryland just months after 9/11, wrestling in a small-town in Mexico, a Prospect Park contest between football players and birds, kids playing basketball before Sunday service in North Carolina, found footage, and TV coverage of the start of the current war in Iraq, SPORTS is an attempt to get at some truths about how political, perceptual, and personal realities have come to be shaped by the Big Game. RG

Robert Greene is a videomaker and editor based in New York. His documentaries and experimental works have played in film festivals across the country, including the 1998 Hi-Mom Film Festival in Chapel Hill, NC; the 2002 New York Expo; the 2003 and 2004 New York Underground Film Festival; 2003 Rooftop Films; and the 2004 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival. SPORTS played at the 2005 Chicago Underground Film Festival.
First Ladies - Natalie Frigo      2004-2005                   1:30
First Ladies utilizes news footage originally focused on Presidents of the United States, but turned to First Ladies. The constricted view of the camera is highlighted, with footage changed only by shifting the picture frame. The hegemonic narrative advanced by the media is transferred to form a new account of history. With the composition of the film altered slightly in one direction, First Ladies addresses unnoticed alternate histories once disregarded because of implicit cultural structures.

Natalie Frigo is a video artist residing in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute. More recently Frigo was a finalist for the Whitney Independent Study Program, and has exhibited in galleries and at film festivals throughout the United States. She removes prominent historical figures from footage by cropping the films or “erasing” the figures frame-by-frame. When a figure from past footage is eliminated, such as JFK from the Zapruder film, the mediation of historical experience is uncovered.
November 22, 1963 - Natalie Frigo      2004               0:26

November 22, 1963, presents the Zapruder footage of the Kennedy assassination with JFK removed from each frame. Experience of this event was/is almost exclusively through television; interestingly, the original footage was corrupted before it was released to the public. Manipulation of the footage changes not only our experience, but the assassination-in-itself is forever altered. If this version were shown in place of the “orginal” footage, our memory of this date would be tied to Jacqueline’s ride in Dallas, not JFK’s assassination.

Natalie Frigo is a video artist residing in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute. More recently Frigo was a finalist for the Whitney Independent Study Program, and has exhibited in galleries and at film festivals throughout the United States. She removes prominent historical figures from footage by cropping the films or “erasing” the figures frame-by-frame. When a figure from past footage is eliminated, such as JFK from the Zapruder film, the mediation of historical experience is uncovered.

I Feel Love - Matt Wolf      2004                 14:30
In 1997, Andrew Cunanan was dubbed “the gay serial killer” after he killed gay fashion designer Gianni Versace. In I Feel Love hotel maid Joel Manero, a fictitious victim of Cunanan, has an accidental run-in with the killer, which leads to his unexpected media celebrity.

Matt Wolf lives in New York. Before I Feel Love, Matt’s film Smalltown Boys about the artist David Wojnarowicz and a fictional fan of the TV show My So-Called Life screened at many festivals. His video Golden Gums, featuring gold plaster models of his teeth, won First Prize at the Black Maria Film Festival. Currently, Matt is showing slideshows in galleries and he is producing a 12” LP of harp-accompanied “Polari Poetry,” a 1960s underground gay slang.

The Sexorcist: Revirginize - Diane Nerwen     2005                   13:00
The Sexorcist: Revirginize is a psycho-sexual horror thriller starring Britney Spears as a teenager tormented by sexual anxiety and Ellen Burstyn as her frightened, desperate mother. This funny but chilling account of possession, teen angst and moral panic interweaves images and sounds from such films as The Exorcist, Crossroads and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, exposing and satirizing the ideological agenda behind abstinence-based sex education.
Diane Nerwen is a video artist and media arts educator. She has shown her videos internationally, including screenings at the Berlin Film Festival, the New York Video Festival and the Guggenheim Museum, NY. She has received a number of grants and awards, including a DAAD Artist in Residence Fel
lowship in Berlin in 2001.  Nerwen was born in Montreal, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Moby Ovary or Madame Dick - Lana Lin    2005                  1:00
A one-minute gender juggling brew of narcissism, hysteria, and desire, drawing from eight adaptations of two modern classics.

Lana Lin is a New York-based media artist whose practice interprets cultural histories and the processes of identification. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, China Taipei Film Archive, the London Film Festival and the Festival de Femmes, Creteil, France. She has received awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, US Fulbright Foundation, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation.