Using Bender’s notion of deathlessness as a framework, Virtual Histories is a special series of film and video screenings that presents short video works and feature films by artists who explore multi-dimensional memory, alternative scenarios, and imaginary time.
As a follow-up to their short, each artist has been invited to screen a personally influential film that reflects Bender’s contributions to new media theory and production. The program includes multidisciplinary artists Antoni Muntadas, Jacolby Satterwhite and Andrew Norman Wilson.
Virtual Histories take place select Fridays at 7PM.
Andrew Norman Wilson: Ode to Seekers 2012 (8m 30s, 2016), followed by demonlover (dir. Olivier Assayas, 2hr 9m, 2003)
Friday, March 15
Jacolby Satterwhite: Reifying Desire 5 (2012) and Reifying Desire 6 (2014), followed by the Work of Director Chris Cunningham (1h 23m, 2003).
Friday, April 5
Antoni Muntadas: Video is Television? (1989), followed by Alphaville (dir. Jean-luc Godard, 1h 39m, 1965)
Friday, May 31
Special screenings from the archives of the Gretchen Bender Estate
Friday, June 14
Robert Longo: Middle Man by Vernon Reid and Living Colour (dir. Robert Longo); Peace Sells by Megadeth (dir. Robert Longo, edited by Gretchen Bender), Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order (dir. Robert Longo, edited by Gretchen Bender), followed by La Jetée (dir. Chris Marker, 28 mins, 1962)
Friday, June 28