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Persistence of Vision: Young Analog Filmmakers

Persistence of Vision: Young Analog Filmmakers
Thursday November 13, 2014,  7-9 pm
New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch
425 Avenue of the Americas (at 10th St)
New York, NY
Nearest subways: A,C,E,B,D,F,M trains at West 4th Street & PATH train at 9th Street
Price: Free and open to the public
Phone: (212) 243-4334 (Jefferson Market Library main number)
Contact: Matt Whitman,, 610-416-4948
Persistence of Vision: Young Analog Filmmakers is a film program highlighting the works of five young and emerging artists: Christopher Gorski, Laura Trager, Angelica Vergel, Pedro Juan Vidal, and Tzuan Wu – all of whom work with motion picture film as an integral part of their respective art practices.

Despite the inclination towards digital production, post-production, and exhibition in the more commercial and industrialized realms of the motion picture landscape as well as among generations of experimental filmmakers and media artists, there still remains a small but dedicated community of artists and filmmakers who continue to utilize the medium of film and the properties unique to it through processes of footage capture, editing, and/or exhibition, all at a time when equipment, medium, chemicals – an entire infrastructure – remains in a constant state of precarious flux. The works presented in this program, ranging from the diaristic and the gestural to performance and non-narrative documentary, vary in their content and production approach. Yet all of these artists, through their work and resourcefulness, remain engaged in an ongoing dialogue as to how and why film can continue to be relevant as a medium in the 21st century.

Q&A / panel discussion led by artist Mark John Smith will follow the screening.

The program is curated by Matt Whitman.

Artists’ Sites:

Christopher Gorski:

Angelica Vergel:

Pedro Juan Vidal:

Tzuan Wu:

Mark John Smith:

Matt Whitman: