Wednesday, September 07, 2011

(PR)EVENS in Amsterdam

(Pr)Evens, a short documentary on Ian Mackaye that I made with Tim Furey back in 2006, is to be screened in Amsterdam on the 20th, along with Jem Cohen's Instrument.

This is part of an event by artist Jeremiah Day centring on Hannah Arendt:

Hannah Arendt’s The Crisis in Culture: Its Social and Its Political Significance
September 20th, 24th
Burg. De Vlugtlaan 125
Organized by Jeremiah Day

Tuesday, September 20th
Introduction of Arendt project by Jeremiah Day 19:00
Film Screening 20:00
Instrument, Dir. Jem Cohen, 1999
(Pr)Evens, Dir. Maximilian Le Cain & Tim Furey, 2006

As both the launch of GOLEB's fall film series and the introduction to Day's Arendt project, this evening will present two documentaries about Dischord Records, the home of musical groups such as Fugazi and Minor Threat. Following Arendt's focus on the distinction between culture and entertainment, we will consider the way Dischord Records' founder Ian Mackaye has tried to organize a practice in which music is not reduced to consumption, and as an example of the engagement of art with public life. Also discussed will be the 2005 Cork Caucus, an international forum of artists and thinkers, of which (Pr)Evens was one of the legacies.

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