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BrickFlix Presents: Turning – a Film by Charles Atlas and Anohni

Charles Atlas and Anohni

June 5


BrickFlix Presents:
Turning – a Film by Charles Atlas and Anohni
Monday, June 5, 2023
6:30pm – Doors Open with Complimentary Two Boots Pizza
7pm – Intro + Opening Piece + Film Screening

Q + A to follow.

Please join us for a rare screening of Turning the only feature film of Anohni, with haunting musical performances by Antony & The Johnsons, plus special guests director Charles Atlas, actor Connie Fleming & producer Lucy Sexton. Q & A to follow.
Come early for free Pride pizza from Two Boots: The Marsha, honoring Stonewall legend Marsha Johnson!
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ANOHNI is an artist and musician based in NYC. Her latest album “My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross” will be released in July by Rough Trade/Secretly Canadian. She has performed with orchestras in opera houses throughout the world, including with the Teatro Royal, Sydney Opera House, Radio City Music Hall and The Olympia.Her previous album HOPELESSNESS was produced by Hudson Mohawke and Daniel Lopatin. She was awarded the Mercury Prize for her 2005 album “I am a Bird Now” and was nominated with J. Ralph for an Oscar for her song Manta Ray, a song addressing the collapse of coral reef systems, in 2016.

Charles Atlas has been a pioneering figure in film and video for over four decades. Atlas has extended the limits of his medium, forging new territory in a far-reaching range of genres, stylistic approaches, and techniques. Throughout his production, the artist has consistently fostered collaborative relationships, working intimately with such artists and performers as Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Douglas Dunn, Marina Abramovic, Yvonne Rainer, Mika Tajima/New Humans, Antony and the Johnsons, and most notably Merce Cunningham, for whom he served as in-house videographer for a decade from the early 1970s through 1983; their close working relationship continued until Cunningham’s death in 2009.

Atlas was born in St. Louis, MO in 1949; he has lived and worked in New York City since the early 1970s. Recent solo exhibitions include The Mathematics of Consciousness, a 100-foot long video installation commissioned by Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, and supported by a grant from the VIA Art Fund; Charles Atlas: Ominous, Glamorous, Momentous, Ridiculous, Fondazione ICA Milano, Italy; and  Charles Atlas: The past is here, the futures are coming and The Kitchen Follies, The Kitchen, New York. In 2017, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles acquired Atlas’ five-channel video installation with sound entitled The Tyranny of Consciousness, which won a prize in Viva Arte Viva, the 57th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennial. In September 2019, Atlas unveiled The Geometry of Thought, a new commission for Art on theMART that spanned across the 2.5 acre river façade of theMART in Chicago.Atlas’ work is included in the permanent collections of major institutions worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich; and De Hallen Haarlem, The Netherlands.

Connie Fleming, who was born in Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, New York, found her way into the limelight by performing drag and posing for Steven Meisel. Fleming’s undeniable star power carried her to become one of Thierry Mugler and Vivienne Westwood’s early muses She was a trailblazer in other ways, like becoming an iconic door girl for NYC parties, an acclaimed fashion illustrator, and an accomplished visual artist, with recent shows in NY and Toronto.
Lucy Sexton is a Brooklyn-born choreographer, producer, administrator, and performing artist who works in the fields of dance, performance, film, and public advocacy. She is the Executive Director of the cultural advocacy coalition New Yorkers for Culture & Arts. Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of the NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, where she worked for ten years with Heather Robles to build The Bessies into an independent organization. From 2013-16 she served as a Consulting Associate Artistic Director of the planned performing arts center at the World Trade Center. As a dance artist she works with Anne Iobst creating and performing the dance performance duo DANCENOISE which was founded in 1983, had a retrospective exhibit and performance at the Whitney Museum in 2015, and premiered a new piece at NY Live Arts in 2018. She has also directed and dramaturged plays by Spalding Gray, Tom Murrin, Nora Burns, and Heather Litteer; and produced documentaries by Charles Atlas for the BBC and Arte.
BrickFlix is a film series curated and co-produced by Phil Hartman (Sundance Award-winner No Picnic; The Pioneer Theater; HOWL! Festival, etc.) bringing together indie filmmakers, vintage treasures, live performances and specially-themed Two Boots pizza. @brickflixmovies
Co-produced by Toney Brown (MulesAll I’ve Been Wanting, IG @toneymovies)


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In consideration for the health and safety or our staff members, artists, and audiences, The Brick remains committed to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates for our in-person presentations for the foreseeable future. We ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe App or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Please be patient with staff.


June 5, 2023
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


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