An evening with Primary Information

Andy 16

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Join Primary Information for an evening celebrating their recent publications, including a facsimile copy of Emmett William's 1967's An Anthology of Concrete Poetry, and Aram Saroyan, Complete Minimal Poems. Works presented will include  bpNichol's First Screening (1984), Andrew Lampert's ANTHONY BUKOWSKI,  recent videos by Sara Magenheimer, and Aram Saroyan's Radio Stations (1967).

May 13, 7pm FREE

Rather than progress in time, Andrew Lampert returns to the painful pretentions of his earliest and only narrative film project with the unveiling of ANTHONY BUKOWSKI (199?), a Super 8mm film made in high school. A moment for reflection, this is vintage St. Louis footage for fans of such stuff alongside contemporary narration for those who prefer the here and now. Andrew Lampert creates moving images, still photos and live performances that are largely concerned with time as experienced on screen, in the course of production and by the audience in a theater. He has widely exhibited at institutions and festivals including the Whitney Museum ofAmerican Art , The Art Gallery of Ontario, PS1, The Getty Museum, The British Film Institute, The International Rotterdam Film Festival, The Toronto International Film Festival and The New York Film Festival. Lampert is Curator of Collections at Anthology Film Archives, teaches at the Film Department of Purchase College, and has edited a forthcoming book titled THE GEORGE KUCHAR READER for the press Primary Information. Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) in NYC distributes many of his works. He also despises Joseph Beuys, which may or may not be relevant this event.

Sara Magenheimer is a Brooklyn based artist. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Cleopatra's, Brooklyn; The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Soloway, Brooklyn; MOMA, Portland OR; Brooklyn Academy of Music; SiteWork, NC; and Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic. As a musician she has toured both nationally and internationally as a member of the bands WOOM and Flying, releasing 5 records. Since 2012, as a performer and collaborator, she has performed at Cage Gallery, Recess Art, MOMA P.S.1, Issue Project Room, Canada Gallery, the Performa 13 Biennial as part of a Triple Canopy commission and she is currently working on a commission from EMPAC, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She was named one of Blouin Art Info and Modern Painters Top 25 Artists to Watch in 2014.

bpNichol (Barrie Phillip Nichol) was born September 30, 1944, in Vancouver, British Columbia. His writing is, by definition, engaged with what he called ‘borderblur’: in his lifetime he wrote (somewhere between) poetry, novels, short fiction, children’s books, musical scores, comic book art, collage/assemblage, and computer texts. Nichol was also an inveterate collaborator, working with the sound poetry ensemble The Four Horsemen (whose members were Nichol, Rafael Barreto-Rivera, Paul Dutton, and Steve McCaffery); Steve McCaffery as part of the Toronto Research Group (TRG); the visual artist Barbara Caruso; and countless other writers. In the mid 1980s bpNichol became a successful writer for the children’s television showFraggle Rock, produced by Jim Henson. His early work in sound was documented in Michael Ondaatje's film Sons of Captain Poetry. A second film has been made on Nichol, bp: pushing the boundaries, directed by Brian Nash; he also appears in Ron Mann’s film Poetry in Motion. bpNichol died in Toronto, Ontario on September 25, 1988.

Aram Saroyan is an internationally known poet, novelist, biographer, memoirist and playwright. His poetry has been widely anthologized and appears in many textbooks. Among the collections of his poetry are ARAM SAROYAN and PAGES (both Random House). His largest collection, DAY AND NIGHT:BOLINAS POEMS, was published by Black Sparrow Press in 1999. Saroyan's prose books include GENESIS ANGELS: THE SAGA OF LEW WELCH AND THE BEAT GENERATION; LAST RITES, a book about the death of his father, the playwright and short story writer William Saroyan; TRIO: PORTRAIT OF AN INTIMATE FRIENDSHIP; THE ROMANTIC, a novel that was a Los Angeles Times Book Review Critics' Choice selection; a memoir, FRIENDS IN THE WORLD: THE EDUCATION OF A WRITER; and the true crime Literary Guild selection RANCHO MIRAGE: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY OF MANNERS, MADNESS AND MURDER. Selected essays, STARTING OUT IN THE SIXTIES, appeared in 2001, and ARTISTS IN TROUBLE: NEW STORIES in early 2002. The world premiere of his play AT THE BEACH HOUSE, starring Orson Bean and Alana Ubach, is scheduled for the fall of 2005 in Los Angeles.

Literature programs at The Kitchen are made possible with support from Axe-Houghton Foundation and with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Thank you to Jim Andrews for his restoration work on bpNichol's First Screening

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