BOHEMIAN NIGHTS 3: Beat Attitudes

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012,  7pm

A screening of artists’ films selected and organized by INGRID DINTER, of Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY.

ARTISTS:
DAN ASHER, LIZA BEAR, DIANNE BLELL, LUIGI COLARULLO, JACK DAVIDSON, EGAN FRANTZ, JUDITH HUDSON, MELISSA KRETSCHMER, ELIZABETH LENNARD, TOM MARIONI, GERD STERN, CARRIE ELSTON TUNICK, MARGUERITE VAN COOK and others

DINTER FINE ART and THE EMERALD TABLET are pleased to present a program of artists films selected and organized by Ingrid Dinter.

“In keeping with the Bohemian spirit, art making on a limited budget continues to thrive.

Long known for staying up late and burning midnight oil, creative people heed the muses call to Bohemia like moths drawn to a flame. In loose configurations of unconventional lifestyles and the company of like-minded people, Bohemians continue to wander the world freely—like the Gypsies they are said to resemble.

‘…there are no roads in Bohemia…’ they say, ‘…one must choose and find ones own path…’.

We are invited to join these artists on their creative travels.”

In the spirit of previous versions of “Bohemian Nights” (Pt.One, Pt.Two) this selection of films reflects a sensibility loosely relating to the influence of “Beat” literature, philosophy, and lifestyle.

Most of the artists presented here live and work in New York City, and represent different generations of creative individuals. Some of the artists have deep associations with San Francisco, such as Gerd Stern (interview with Huey Newton, 1970’s), Tom Marioni (studio visit) and Dianne Blell (recreation of a performance in San Francisco, mid-1970’s), as well as Elizabeth Lennard (Berkeley Girls, 1970’s). Others have a more literary take on visual poetry: Jack Davidson (“beat” abstraction), Luigi Colarullo (concrete poetry). There are lyrical moving pictures by Judith Hudson (a reinterpretation of Bizet’s “Carmen”), Carrie Elston Tunick (mysterious fireworks and heartbeats), Egan Frantz (revisiting Monica Vitti), and Maguerite Van Cook (sounding divine). Melissa Kretschmer takes us on a tour, in modest fashion, of land art from the 70’s, recreated on the kitchen table(“Spiral Gritty”). Liza Bear brings us up to date with current events, documenting an Occupy Wall Street event which took place in January 2012; and Dan Asher signs us off with a wistful “lullaby” …

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