The Double Exposure Series at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) is a selection of screening events that feature artists, preservationists, curators, and scholars discussing the legacy of avant-garde film and video from the 1960s through the 80s, including works in CMOA’s permanent collection and beyond. On Feb. 5th, CMOA will present the latest series installment Towering Turrets of Tomorrow Land: The Films and Writings of George Kuchar.
Over the course of his five-decade career, from his teenage years in the Bronx until his death in 2011, Kuchar created an incomparable body of nearly 350 films and videos. Teeming with ribald humor and unswerving illogic, and with a refined sense of the absurd and a “no budget, no problem” attitude, his ceaseless output veered from outlandish spoofs on schlocky Hollywood melodramas to intimate documents of his everyday life.
Towering Turrets of Tomorrow Land will include a reading from Andrew Lampert, editor of The George Kuchar Reader, and a screening of Kuchar’s rarely-seen 16mm short films Eclipse of the Sun Virgin (1967), Power of the Press (1977), Forever and Always (1978) and Yolanda (1981).
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Please reserve a spot at the CMOA website.