THREE FILMMAKERS: SCHLEMOWITZ, JANG, SERRA
8pm, Wednesday – April 24, 2013
Millennium Film Workshop
66 East 4th Street
Suggested Donation: $8
Millennium Film Workshop presents work by three New York based filmmakers whose diverse films represent a common interest in the using the filmic texture of the media to enhance the subject matter of their work. MM Serra’s “Art Parade” uses super-8 to preserve the East Village performance art scene. Joel Schlemowitz’s “Teslamania” uses in-camera double exposures and prismatic lenses to document a Tesla coil performance. Hey-Yeun Jang’s “(k)now (t)here” uses the 16mm Bolex to transform a train compartment into a camera obsura of image poetry. Additional works from the three filmmakers will also fill out the program.
All three artists will be available for a Q&A after the screening.
JOEL SCHLEMOWITZ is an experimental filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Screenings of his films have included the Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. His work has received awards from the Chicago Underground Film Festival, The Dallas Video Festival, and elsewhere. Filmmaker website: www.joelschlemowitz.com
HEY-YEUN JANG is a Korea-born, New York based artist. Her works often involve 16mm film as either installation or a single channel film. Her films have been screened at the New York Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival and VIDEOEX, and have been included in exhibitions all around the world. Her works have been awarded with the Fellowship Grant in New Genre by The National Endowment for the Arts and with the Finishing Funds by the Experimental TV Center.
M.M. SERRA, Executive Director of the Film-Makers Cooperative is an experimental film/videomaker who has produced, directed, and edited more than fourteen works. Her own work, as well as her curated programs, have been screened at festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, and New York Film Festival; the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York; The Centre Georges Pompidou and the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris; the London Film Festival, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival and the Dresden Film Fest in Germany. Serra has been the Executive Director of the Film-Makers’ Cooperative in New York City since 1991 and has curated several exhibition programs in New York and Europe. www.mmserra.com