Films

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.

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