Saturday, April 6th Hijack Film Screening will show my abstract documentary Before the Funeral (2011). The night will also feature artist Christine Blizard who will be there in person.
18 Bleecker Street, New York City. 2nd floor (entrance on Elizabeth Street). 7-10pm and totally free!
still from Before the Funeral (2011) by Kelley Brannon
THIS Saturday April 6th HIJACK! welcomes Featured ArtistCHRISTIE BLIZARD – in person!
Christie Blizard was born in Indiana and currently lives in San Antonio. Her work deals with the intersections of the event, failure, painting, noise, celebrity, and EDM culture. Her recent project on the Today show and Good Morning America was featured in Hyperallergic and Art News. She was invited to collaborate with Lawrence Weiner. Residencies include Skowhegan, the MacDowell Artist Colony, Anderson Ranch, Centraltrak, and SIM Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has also been featured in Art in America, NY Arts Magazine, and Blouin Artinfo. She has been in exhibitions curated by Carter Foster, Mel Chin, Michael Duncan, Veronica Roberts, Virginia Rutledge, and Franklin Sirmans. She recently finished a residency at Artpace, curated by Yoshua Okón and is currently an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Artist Statement: “in my performances, I wear 3D printed masks of celebrities Scarlett Johansson and Elle Fanning who symbolize vessels that my alien, Sinusoidal, can enter. I contrast my body to the celebrities and with the male and costumes, relate my new body more directly to that f the cyborg. For Haraway, the cyborg disturbs mainstream dualisms begins offering a body that cannot be fully one thing or the other as we are a container of mediation, violence and multiplicity.”
Christie Blizard’s Official Website:
HIJACK! will also have ‘Open Screening/Reading’ fog/smog hour to include experimental films & music by artists Michael Woods, Fairuza Balk, Diamanda Galas, Aylon Ben-Ami, Insomnia Is Dead, Aleph Produccions, Kevin Krumah, Aleph Produccions, Kelley Brannon, Joe Wakeman, and others (i.e YOU) who are welcome to bring completed or uncompleted work under 15 min in length.
From 2012, new 'About' coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy this nostalgia from my life five years ago:
I am an artist, writer, researcher, filmmaker, photographer, playwright, actor, and director in Ridgewood, Queens. I know that might seem like a lot of things to be so I should say I experiment in a variety of disciplines and mediums; concepts and absurdities. I studied in The Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art. I moved to the area in June 2010 after graduating.
Since moving to NYC I've been feeling pulled back to my first loves: writing and theater; and the surreal, emotional, and abstract. I am also very involved with radical politics and I'm particularly interested in blending internal and external structures. I wrote a semi-surreal one act play called "The Rootless: A Play About America" last year which divulged the madness of capitalism and was performed at The Producer's Club with Love Creek Productions. I recently wrote another one act play called "The Thousand Lives of a Nomad" which is a story about the task, escape, and intrigue of continually making new lives in different places. The story is told through the lens of a 33 year-old woman originally from Finland and now residing in Brooklyn. It's staged to be a "live animation" of sorts and, personally I think it's both funny and thoughtful.
On-going projects include a constant evolving series of smoke drawings, a documentary about the business behind social media and Facebook; hope of rekindling my love affair with large format photography, and a perpetual mid-life crisis...
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