TAKE TWO: A COLLECTION OF COLLABORATIVELY MADE FILMS
Whenever Wednesday, May 18, 8pm
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
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Take in a screening of films by Megawords’ international network of filmmakers, featuring work from the Maysles Brothers, Adams & Itso, Matthias Wermke and Mischa Leinkauf, and the Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives collection.
Wermke and Leinkauf’s short films are thought provoking documentations of their interactions with cities and architecture. Through their unusual and daring performances, they confront our preconceptions of public and private space, and how we approach the concrete and mental layout of the city each day.
In a similar subtly provocative manner, Adams and Itso’s work documents the illegal construction and habitation of a small dwelling inside the Copehagen central train station. The film is a fascinating look into the imaginative use of overlooked space within an the walls of Denmark’s busiest train station.
The Maysles brothers need no introduction, and we are happy to show a 30 minute reel of select clips from various films created by the fraternal duo including Salesman, Gimme Shelter, early footage from Russia, footage of Christo and more. A great introduction to the Maysles oeuvre for the newcomer, and a pleasant reminder of the breadth of the brothers talent for familiar fans.
We discovered “Graffiti” in the Temple University Urban Archives. The short made for TV documentary was created in 1976 by WPVI, a local broadcasting station in Philadelphia. It documents citizens initial reactions to the explosion of graffiti in the city, and raises questions about artistic expression in public space. Learn more about the Urban Archives here: www.facebook.com/pages/Urban-Archives-Paley-Library-Temple-University/83447331003