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From: The Philoctetes Center <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, May 14, 2010 at 2:05 PM
Subject: Star Wars and Modernism: An Artist Commentary
To: Norman Holland <[log in to unmask]>


 THE PHILOCTETES CENTER FOR THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDY OF IMAGINATION
at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute
(EDWARD NERSESSIAN AND FRANCIS LEVY, DIRECTORS)

invites you to a Film Screening and Discussion
Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 7:00pm
at
The Philoctetes Center
247 East 82nd Street
(Phone: 646-422-0544; email: [log in to unmask])

*This event is free and open to the public.*

*Star Wars and Modernism*: An Artist Commentary

 *Star Wars and Modernism*, an artist commentary conceived and directed by
artist John Powers, explores the original 1977 science fiction film as an
object. Juxtaposing video with film stills and historical archives, Powers
creates a compelling argument that the visual program of the blockbuster can
and should be understood in terms of the art, architecture, and politics of
Cold-War America. An essay by Powers published in *Triple Canopy*, with
important editorial contributions by Colby Chamberlain, was the genesis of
the project. Composer Luke DuBois created the film's original score.

*Colby Chamberlain* is a Jacob K. Javits Fellow in the art history
department at Columbia University. He is a senior editor for the online
magazine Triple
Canopy<http://ethreemail.com/e3ds/mail_link.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcanopycanopycanopy.com&i=0&d=1BB69E8B-573A-4F01-BC78-EF622760D688&[log in to unmask]>,
and a regular contributor to *Artforum* and *Cabinet*.

*R. Luke DuBois<http://ethreemail.com/e3ds/mail_link.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmusic.columbia.edu%2F%7Eluke%2Fme%2Fme.html&i=1&d=1BB69E8B-573A-4F01-BC78-EF622760D688&[log in to unmask]>
* is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal,
and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. He holds a
doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and has lectured
and taught worldwide on interactive sound and video performance. He has
collaborated on interactive performance, installation, and music production
work with many artists and organizations, including Toni Dove, Matthew
Ritchie, Todd Reynolds, Michael Joaquin Grey, Elliott Sharp, Michael Gordon,
Bang on a Can, Engine27, Harvestworks, and LEMUR, and was the director of
the Princeton Laptop Orchestra for its 2007 season.

*John Powers<http://ethreemail.com/e3ds/mail_link.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fjohnpowers.us%2F&i=2&d=1BB69E8B-573A-4F01-BC78-EF622760D688&[log in to unmask]>
* is a sculptor whose work has been shown at PS1, Exit Art, the Kohler Arts
Center, Caren Golden, Art Omi, the Swiss Institute, CUE Arts Foundation,
Grand Arts, the Black & White Gallery, and the Brooklyn Museum.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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understanding of creativity and the imaginative process. To achieve its
mission, the Center organizes roundtable discussions and music, poetry and
film series. All programs are free and open to the public. Visit
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