Dennis Crompton brings Archigram's Video Archive to Princeton
Archigram founding member and archivist Dennis Crompton hosted "Archigram at the Movies" - a film night featuring infrequently viewed historical videos from the Archigram Archives. Films included Reyner Banham's underappreciated "Fathers of Pop"  in which Banham interviews the founding members of the Independent Group and discusses the British art and cultural scene in the 1950s. Other films included a lecture by Banham on Megastructures as well as Archigram videos which animated their iconic designs and urban visions form the 1960s.
Alfredo Jaar: "it is difficult"
A talk by the artist and screening of his film "Muxima"
Alfredo Jaar is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Venice, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Sydney, Istanbul and Kwangju Biennales as well as Documenta in Kassel. Major solo exhibitions include the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the White chapel in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Pergamon Museum in Berlin and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985 and was chosen a MacArthur fellow in 2000.
Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, the Department of Art and Archaeology, and the Program in Media and Modernity.
Dan Graham: From Suburbia to Surveillance
Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture Featuring:
A Talk by the Artist
A Presentation by Beatriz Colomina
A Screening of a Video
Sponsored by the Program in Media and Modernity, the Department of Art and Archaeology, and the School of Architecture
Refutation de tous les jugements and In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni
Film Screening and Seminar by Thomas Y. Levin
La societe du spectacle
Film Screening and Seminar by Keith Sanborn
Watching Watching: Surveillance and/as Cinema
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, UK: 1954); Blow Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, UK: 1966); The
Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, USA: 1974); Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, UK: 1960); I Only Wish That I Could Weep (Walid Raad, Lebanon/USA: 2001); The Truman Show (Peter Weir, USA: 1998); The Apple Macintosh (Ridley Scott, USA: 1984); 1984 (Surveillance Camera Players, USA: 1998); Nineteen Eighty-Four (Michael Radford, UK: 1984); Window of Opportunity (Sabine Kammerl, Germany: 2001); Ocularis: Eye Surrogates (Tran T. Kim-Trang, USA: 1997); Search (Pat Naldi and Wendy Kirkup, UK: 1993); Der Riese [The Giant] (Michael Klier, Germany: 1983); Enemy of the State
(Tony Scott, USA: 1998); Citizen Cam (Jerome Scemla, France: 2000); An American Family (Susan and Alan Raymond, PBS TV:1973); The Beating of Rodney King (Amateur Video, USA: 1991); Time Code (Mike Figgis, USA: 2000).
Organized by Thomas Y. Levin