Welcome to the screening of State of Emergency by Ernie Larsen & Sherry Millner.
Time: Sat 10 Apr, 6 pm
Location: Screening room at Goethe institute
State of Emergency is a deliberately provocative public projection series, organized and curated by Sherry Millner and Ernest Larsen. Initially, it was rear-projected in the second-floor windows of the loft in which they live in New York City. Subsequent editions, featuring contributions by more than 15 media artists, have screened at a variety of unconventional venues in the U.S. and Europe.
Inaugurated in 2005, State of Emergency began as an agit-prop shout-out against the ever-deepening devastation of democracy in the U.S., as resistance at once to the continuing U.S. invasions of the Middle East and to the permanent state of emergency in which we are trapped. In breaking loose of institutional constraints, in displacing the gestural and perceptual regimen of the everyday, in capturing the spontaneous attentions of walkers, wanderers, and workers, the project enacts both anarchist and situationist aesthetics.
Please note: The films are in English, with no Vietnamese subtitle.
After the screening there will be a discussion with the two artists and curators.
Ernie Larsen & Sherry Millner are a pair of collaborative videomakers and sometime curators from New York City. In addition to his work in video, Ernest Larsen is a fiction writer, media critic, scriptwriter, and contributing producer for several PBS series and for the National Geographic Channel. His collaborative video projects with Sherry Millner have been exhibited and have won awards at major festivals throughout the world including two Whitney Biennials. Sherry Millner has been producing films, videotapes, and photomontages since the mid-1970s. Her tapes are remarkable for their mixture of humor, analysis, and personal insight. Embracing a wide range of issues in her work, from the mundane to the political, Millner portrays an acute sense of the sublime and the ridiculous – a necessary virtue when tackling U.S. foreign policy.
The screening is non-profit and aims for studies and research only.
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