SYNONYM FOR UNTITLED is a dinner length performance at the Whitney Museum, but specifically in their restaurant, Untitled. It features the participation of poet Mónica de la Torre, musicians Okkyung Lee and C. Spencer Yeh, and Felix Bernstein. Chef Chris Bradley has created a menu based on a list I made that pairs artists in the Whitney’s collection with ingredients (Ellsworth Kelly is an anjou pear, R.H. Quaytman is potato chips). SYNONYM helps to celebrate the release of a limited edition 7-postcard set of my photographs being issued by the Whitney. Read More…
Sunday, April 15 2012
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
$7 Students/ Seniors
$9 General Admission
Free for IHP Members
Artist-Filmmaker-Troublemaker Andrew Lampert returns for an intimate evening of irregular films and the world premiere of a major new “contracted cinema” performance piece. Whether making short films, videos, installations or live performances, Lampert’s work explores contemporary conditions of cinema spectatorship by using humor and formal investigations to get at the heart of what it is that makes images moving. From found footage mash-ups to first-person confessionals, the lively pieces in this spirited program will make you laugh, cringe, wonder and worry about Lampert’s current state of mind. Expect a guided tour through his mysterious and ongoing BENETTON series (including DOUBLE BENETTON and REVERSAL ORIGINAL), a visit with two curmudgeonly young adults (ETKA & MASHA: TEENAGERS OF THE OLD WORLD) and a single-projector super 8-performance titled THE GOOD LIFE that focuses on Lampert’s long term plans for future fulfillment. And please note, there will be door prizes!
Come for the premiere of CONSTIPATION, a new “contracted cinema” super 8 performance focused on the death of Kodachrome, and also catch a few recent short works at San Francisco Cinematheque.
Saturday, February 4th @ 8pm
Members: $5 / Non-Members: $10
Artists’ Television Access
922 Valencia St. (at 21st St.)
San Francisco, CA 94110
The first meeting since 2008 of Andrew Lampert and Greg Pope, this time in Oslo. No further description can be made available.
Tuesday, August 23, 6PM
Aurora Picture Show
1524 Sul Ross Street
Houston, TX 77006
New York City-based artist Andrew Lampert regularly creates multi-projector live cinema performances and offbeat short films with his friends and musical collaborators. Each project is most certainly the result of shared efforts and creative input, yet the end results are attributed to him. For this video salon Lampert will explore the grey area of ownership with a fun, funny and funky selection of new and recent films guaranteed to beg the question: Hey, whose in charge here anyway?
It was my great fortune to befriend pioneering animator/artist Robert Breer while preserving his classic films a number of years ago. The last time we saw each other was in 2008 at his house in Tarrytown, NY shortly before he and Kate, his wife, moved to Arizona. I brought along my super 8 camera that afternoon.