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