THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART TEL AVIV

OFF Series: The Films of Bruce Conner

June 23 & 26, 2013

The Center for Contemporary Art is proud to present the third season of the OFF Series, evenings of classic 16 mm experimental cinema and video art from the 1980s until today. OFF 3, curated by Chen Sheinberg, will be held monthly starting in February 2013 and will include six programs of work by Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell, Jonas Mekas, Bruce Conner, Marie Menken, and a tribute to Susan Sontag.

“Notes on ‘Camp’” is the title of Susan Sontag’s groundbreaking seminal 1964 essay. The essay created a sensation of sorts by introducing the concept of Camp and its plethora of cultural connotations to mainstream audiences. Sontag defines “camp” as a modern phenomenon and sensitivity epitomized by its “love of the unnatural, of artifice and exaggeration” and of the stylized. The “camp,” she contends, is esoteric – a sort of “private code, a badge of identity […], among small urban cliques.” According to Sontag, “Camp art is often decorative art, emphasizing texture, sensuous surface and style at the expense of content.” Camp films are self-conscious, extravagant, ironic, iconoclastically anti-bourgeois and amoral celebrations of bad taste. The evening program will include three Camp-related avant-garde films from the 1950s and 1960s that are infused with “camp” spirit.

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OFF Series – Part III

Andy Warhol – Screen Tests

The Films of Joseph Cornell

Jonas Mekas’s films

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? – Films of Marie Menken & Willard Maas

The Films of Bruce Conner

Notes on Camp – Homage to Susan Sontag

Tel Aviv Cinematheque

27.2.2013

20.3.2013

17.4.2013

29.5.2013
 

26.6.2013

31.7.2013

Jerusalem Cinematheque

3.3.2013

24.3.2013

21.4.2013

29.5.2013
 

23.6.2013

28.7.2013