Jan 26, 2021
Live on Zoom
Join us for the online premiere of new videos by 2019–20 artist in residence Elliot Reed. Created during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, each video tempers with the absence of a live audience. Centering imagination as a tool to craft memory and history, Reed renders onscreen his attempts to seek pleasure in the midst of disaster. A post-screening talkback will feature Reed and filmmaker, performance artist, and writer Jack Waters in an intergenerational exchange drawing from their shared practices in embodied and time-based media.
This program will feature live CART captioning. RSVP to receive a Zoom link.
Studio Screen: Elliot Reed's New Videos (2020–21) is presented on the occasion of This Longing Vessel: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2019–20, held at MoMA PS1 while the Studio Museum constructs a new building on the site of its longtime home on West 125th Street.
Elliot Reed is an artist designing conflict systems for bodies in time. Utilizing scores, choreography, and improvisation, Elliot creates event-specific narratives linking personal histories and current events. He is the founder, director, and sole employee of Elliot Reed Laboratories, a production office located within the artist’s body. Established in 2014, Elliot Reed Laboratories holds a copyright with The Library of Congress and a Los Angeles County business license.
Jack Waters is a visual artist, filmmaker, writer, media artist, choreographer, and performer known for experimental works that encompass non-narrative, documentary, and personal history strategies. As a journalist, he has published articles on politics, cultural affairs, and reviews in visual arts, film, and media. With Peter Cramer, his partner and longtime collaborator, Jack co-founded the non-profit arts umbrella organization Allied Productions, Inc. and its primary venue, Le Petit Versailles Community Garden.
On view at MoMA PS1 Dec 10, 2020—Mar 14, 2021
In conversation with filmmaker Lynne Sachs, multi-disciplinary artist Jack Waters discusses his career and experiences as a part of the downtown New York City art scene from the early 80s to the present.
Film screenings that celebrate the moving image as a medium and an inspiration for artists.