Thursday, August 9
Doors: 7:00 pm
Screening: 8:00 pm (dusk)
Free and open to the public. Cash bar. Q&A with the artist to follow the screening.
CAM is pleased to present an evening of live film projector performances by Andrew Lampert that will include his works HOME (2010), ETKA & MASHA: TEENAGERS OF THE OLD WORLD (2001), and THE GOOD LIFE (2012).
As a filmmaker, programmer, and archivist at Anthology Film Archives, Andrew Lampert explores cinematic relationships by experimenting with their constituent elements, such as sound, live action, and film. Known for his projector performances, Lampert often plays a highly participatory role in his projects, acting as projectionist, cinematographer, and even musician by generating live instrumentation to accompany a screening. His performances often reference the multiple realms and perspectives found within the theatrical experience, drawing upon the intricacies of cinematic time and viewer time. The result is work that exists in two spaces – one within the frame of the screen or film, and the other which contains the viewing audience; the artist refers to this effect as “contracted cinema,” or the reverse of expanded cinema. For Lampert, cinema is not simply celluloid, but the integrative experience of the here-and-now, the audience, and the projected world of the film itself.
2010, 20 min., Super 8
HOME is a conversational contracted cinema tour through three of Lampert’s back reels, featuring footage of St. Louis in the early-to-mid 90s.
ETKA & MASHA: TEENAGERS OF THE OLD WORLD
2010, 14:41 min., 16mm on video
“The timeless petty territorial battles that might have plagued teenagers of the ‘Old World’ is the subject of Lampert’s fixed camera, which frames a pastoral scene of leafy trees and an overgrown road, reminiscent of 19th-century landscape painting and early cinema.” – Electronic Arts Intermix
THE GOOD LIFE
2012, 25 min., Super 8
A contracted cinema performance in which Lampert projects and narrates a tale concerned with the inevitable future.
Andrew Lampert (b. 1976 St. Louis, MO) has exhibited widely at museums and galleries including The Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York; The Kitchen, New York; and The Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow. His films have been screened at numerous internationally recognized venues and festivals including New York Film Festival, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and the Images Festival, the British Film Institute, and Light Industry. He currently lives in Brooklyn and is the Curator of Collections at Anthology Film Archives. Lampert received the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award in 2011.