Text and photos by Daniel Efram
On Monday evening, Whitebox gallery hosted a performance of films being presented by experimental film director Bradley Eros.
Eros' expanded cinema pieces often combine film productions of others that have been remixed, re-edited and recontextualized, often eliciting new meaning and perspective.
His works of expanded cinema have long been of note including multiple appearances at MoMA ("Spirit of the Eighties: Curated by Tessa Hughes-Freeland | MoMA" and "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films: Type X") and The Whitney Museum of American Art ("Optipus: The Owl Flies at Twilight," "Outer Space" and "Bradley Eros and Jeanne Liotta's Subverted Horseplay"), where some of his work is in its permanent collection.
Eros showed 10 films, each with a wonderfully theatrical and experiential transition that the host guided us through using his often amusing and inspiring shadow play skills. Experimental Intermedia has been presenting concerts and intermedia events primarily at its Soho location since 1968. This year's events have taken place at Shift (Williamsburg), Emily Harvey Foundation (Soho) and Whitebox (East Village).
Updated: Unfortunately, the next show has been canceled:
Longtime East Village multidisciplinary artist Lary 7 will perform the last Experimental Intermedia of 2023 at Whitebox, 9 Avenue B between Houston and Second Street
on Sunday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
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