‘Flicks from the Underground’
June 23, 2011 —
NARROWSBURG, NY — The eighth annual DIGit festival will conclude with “Flicks from the Underground,” a screening of videos and films from performance artists from the 1970s to the present, curated by video artist Ron Littke. The videos, originally intended to be shown in galleries, clubs and performance spaces, are funny, irreverent, surprising and different. Most of the videos come from the Franklin Furnace archives. Many haven’t been shown publicly for over 20 years.
Included in the program, to be presented at the Tusten Theatre, are “Artie Performance,” by The Kipper Kids; “Monkey Business” and “Come In,” by William Wegman; “Barbara Bush,” by Martha Wilson; “Is-it-work-or-is-it-war,” by Ilona Granet; “Subordinate Acts,” by Julie Harrison; “The Atomic Gospel Hour,” by Ron Littke; “Stunt—a Musical,” by David Leslie; “Go for it Mike,” by Michael Smith; “After Rush Hour,” by Charles Dennis; “Reality Is,” an animation by Phyllis Bulkin; and more.
The Franklin Furnace is a non-profit group whose mission is to preserve avant-garde art. The program contains nudity and adult material.
Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, DIGit encourages creative and technical excellence and experimentation among individual artists and small groups working with digital tools. The event is funded in part by a grant from the Electronic Media and Film Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.