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Dreamlands: Expanded

Stan VanDerBeek and Joan Brigham: Steam Screens

Sun, Nov 20, 2016  7:30 PM

Steam Screens made its first appearance in the Sculpture Garden of the Whitney in December 1979 as the fourth work in a series of collaborations between Stan VanDerBeek and Joan Brigham. In this live multiple projection work curtains of steam rise from a system of metal pipes, reconfigured today by Brigham for the current environment, as “screens” onto which a selection of Vanderbeek’s 16mm films are projected. Audience members are not only viewers, but active participants, displacing steam and intercepting light to become projection surfaces themselves.

Dreamlands: Expanded is a series of expanded cinema events organized by Microscope Gallery in collaboration with the Whitney as part of the exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016

Tickets for this event are available for purchase here.

Please note: All Dreamlands: Expanded events take place at Microscope Gallery, with the exception of Steam Screens and The Owl Flies at Twilight, which will both be presented at Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens.

Lead underwriting support for Dreamlands: Expanded is provided by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation. 

Generous support provided by J.J. Kasper, Paul Jost, and Natasha Reatig.

This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts' Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. 

Microscope Gallery Event Series is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Additional support provided by Knockdown Center and Negativland. Sponsored by Colorlab and The Bodega. Media Partner: The Brooklyn Rail.

Stan VanDerBeek and Joan Brigham, Steam Screens, 1979, installation and performance, Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy of the Stan VanDerBeek Estate 
 

Stan VanDerBeek and Joan Brigham, Steam Screens, 1979, installation and performance, Whitney Museum of American Art. Courtesy of the Stan VanDerBeek Estate