Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Observatory Event: 3D Hysteria Double Feature Presented by Zoe Beloff, May 29th, 7 and 9 PM
You are cordially invited to a Hysteria-themed double feature presented by visual artist Zoe Beloff at Observatory, the new Brooklyn-based performance/exhibition/presentation space run by myself and 6 others.
Friday, May 29th, 7:00 and 9:00 PM
(2 showings to keep numbers low enough to optimize 3D viewing)
Wine and Snacks Served
Cost: Free, but please RSVP (specifying 7:00 or 9:00 show) to email@example.com.
Film 1: "Charming Augustine" (2004, 40 min., 3-D 16mm film, b/w) is an experimental narrative by Beloff inspired by one of Charcot's most famous patients at the Salpétrière in turn-of-the-century Paris. It explores connections between photographic documentation of hysteria and the prehistory of narrative film: Augustine captivates the doctors with her theatrical and photogenic hysterical attacks and in the process becomes a star-the "Sarah Bernhardt" of the asylum.
Film 2: "Case History of a Multiple Personality", a medical film from 1930 made by Doctor Cornelius C. Wholey, a neurologist turned psychoanalyst.
Enter Observatory via Proteus Gowanus Gallery
R or M train to Union Street in Brooklyn: Walk two long blocks on Union (towards the Gowanus Canal) to Nevins Street. 543 Union Street is the large red brick building on right. Go right on Nevins and left down alley through large black gates. Gallery is the second door on the left.
F or G train to Carroll Street: Walk one block to Union. Turn right, walk two long blocks on Union towards the Gowanus Canal, cross the bridge, take left on Nevins, go down the alley to the second door on the left.
More info on the Observatory website, which you can visit by clicking here.
Images: Top: Still from Beloff's "Charming Augustine."; Bottom: Still from "Case History of a Multiple Personality"