Curated by Atelier Impopulaire
Presented by Pia Bolognesi, Giulio Bursi, Harvard Film Archive and Aldo Tambellini
When in 2010 we started our research on the NYC Downtown artist-run spaces of the 60s-‘70s, we found the lost archive of Aldo Tambellini, a pivotal figure of the Lower East Side. Our collaboration with the artist has begun back then, firstly studying and arranging his material in collections (Moving Image - now conserved at Harvard Film Archive, Video & Performance, The Black Gate Theatre, Center for Advances Studies MIT) and then reworking his footage for a new series of multimedia works.
On the occasion of the Avant-Garde Masters Grant from The National Film Preservation Foundation and The Film Foundation - the latter created by Martin Scorsese - that allowed the Harvard Film Archive to restore and preserve the entire Black Films Series, we have been invited to curate a special night at The Museum of Modern Art as part of To Save and Project.
The program includes the restored Black Film Series and a selection of unedited and never shown film works.
Black is, 1966, Black Trip, 1966, Black Trip 2, 1966, Blackout, 1966, Black Plus X, 1968, Black TV, 1968, Moonblack, 1969
Sun Black, 1966-68, Black ’67, 1967
Moondial, Jud Yalkut, 1966
Special project by Atelier Impopulaire
October 18 6pm
11 West 53 Street