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‘Dreamlands: Expanded’ at Microscope Gallery, New York

Kurt Schwerdtfeger “Reflektorische Farblichtspiele” (Reflecting Color-Light-Play), 1922 (shot by Rudolf Jüdes, 1966)
(Courtesy : Schwerdtfeger Estate)

The 10 events and two and a half month long series, from October 31, 2016 through January 15, 2017, complements the exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The works in the program feature the study of complete darkness experienced through the retinas and our body. It also explores the materiality and ephemerality of the filmic image and the cinematic apparatus.

The series will screen re-stagings of the Bauhaus performance piece “Reflektorische Farblichtspiele” (Reflecting Color-Light-Play, 1922) by Kurt Schwerdtfeger presented for the first time in nearly 50 years. Premieres include Barbara Hammer’s “Evidentiary Bodies” (2016), Joel Schlemowitz’s “Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy” (2016), and New York collective Optipus’ “The Owl Flies at Twilight” (2017) accompanied by a full orchestra.

The screenings will take place at Microscope Gallery, 1329 Willoughby Ave, #2B, Brooklyn, NY 11237. “Steam Screens” by Van Der Beek & Brigham and “The Owl Flies at Twilight” by Optipus will be presented at Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens.

For details, visit: www.microscopegallery.com

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek of the exhibition.