XFR Collective Screening at Ulterior Gallery


LESXFR vol. 1 
Jim C., Andrea Callard, Educational Video Center, Franck Goldberg, Dov Jacobson, Joan Jubela, Mindy Stevenson, and Minoru Yoshida

Video still from Fragments of a Self Portrait #1, 1972, by Andrea Callard

 August 4–6, 11–13, 2017 
 Screening reception with XFR Collective: Friday August 4, 7 pm 
172 Attorney St. New York, NY 10002 

Ulterior Gallery will present LESXFR vol. 1, a screening of eight videos presented in collaboration with XFR Collective (pronounced “transfer collective”). The videos have been transferred to digital format from archival footage and capture moments of culture, art, and politics on the Lower East Side and nearby areas over the course of three decades.

For this video screening, XFR Collective and Ulterior Gallery co-curated footage that evokes the cultures of the Lower East Side and downtown New York from the 1970s through the 1990s. On August 5–6 and 11– 13, the program begins at the top of every hour from noon to 6 pm. 

XFR Collective grew out of the XFR STN exhibition at the New Museum in 2013. Organized by Alan W. Moore, co-founder of the Monday/Wednesday/Friday Video Club and a member of the artists’ group Colab, the two-month-long exhibition operated as an open-door, artist-centered media archiving project. After the exhibition closed, Colab member Andrea Callard and moving-image archivists Rebecca Fraimow, Julia Kim, and Kristin MacDonald formed the XFR Collective as a small non-profit organization in 2014. The organization has since recruited a wider membership and today continues its mission to digitize video materials in order to preserve images recorded on obsolete formats that would otherwise be lost. 

July 22: Lungs of Sugar in Switzerland

OnArte presents video, installation, texts and drawings by
Gianfranco Baruchello, Fatima Barznge, Andrea Callard, Rachel A. Carey, Gianluca Monnier and Markus Zimmermann.

Kindly supported by CBK Rotterdam
(Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam)

Saturday 22.07.2017
at 18.00

Opening performance

Aperitivo con gli artisti
A chant or call. Who is speaking? Harp or wire that makes sounds. Branches. Stretched out twigs yield forms and scapes. Land is veiled. Land is vain and vertical. Land is braid. Land is lost and gained. Land is brittle, bold and frayed. Active longings tendrilise. 
The show “Lungs of Sugar” dedicates a stage to sound and ornament. It wishes to approach their qualities - repetition, adornment and processuality - in relation to notions of artistic production, spatio-temporal perception as well as positioning towards our surroundings.
Un canto o richiamo. Chi parla? Arpa o fil di ferro che genera rumori. Rami. Fronde protese, forme e fusti. La terra è velo. La terra è inutile e verticale. La terra è intrecciata. La terra è persa e conquistata; friabile, audace e sfrangiata. Un vivo desiderio si inerpica. 
L’esposizione “Lungs of Sugar” offre un palcoscenico al suono e agli ornamenti delle parole e delle immagini, esplorando gli effetti della reiterazione, dell’abbellimento e della processualità sulla produzione artistica, l’esperienza spazio-temporale e l’ambiente circostante. 
— Ein Gesang oder Ruf. Wer spricht? Harfe oder Draht, der Geräusche macht. Äste. Ausgestreckte Zweige, Formen und Schaften. Land ist Schleier. Land ist vergebens und vertikal. Land ist geflochten. Land ist verloren und gewonnen; brüchig, kühn und ausgefranst. Lebhaftes Verlangen rankt. 
Die Ausstellung “Lungs of Sugar” bereitet Ton und Ornament in Sprache und Bild eine Bühne. Sie tastet sich an die Eigenschaften der Wiederholung, Verzierung und Prozesshaftigkeit heran in Bezug zu Kunstschaffen, räumlich-zeitlicher Erfahrung und Umfeld. 

Curated by A cura diKuratiert von Kathrin Wolkowicz

Via San Gottardo 139
6648 Minusio
CH – Switzerland


July 5 6PM AXW Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives

Curated by Lili White
Wednesday July 5th at 6:00 pm

Featuring Films by:
Judy Rifka; Denise Iris; Amy Hill; Irina Danilova; Fred Hatt; Lili White; Andrea Callard; Cinzia Sarto; Evelin Stermitz; Olga Ohs; Lucia Maria Minervini; Rrose Present

Presented by:

New Filmmakers NY

Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue at 2nd Street, NYC ( F train to 2nd Ave )
$7 admission enables you to stay for all NEW FILMMAKERS screenings that evening!

Program notes here:

May 7 4:10PM, A Shorts Program at Greenpoint Film Festival

Lili White has curated a program of short films including Harbor View and Fireworks. They will accompany a screening of Jonathan Silver: Infidel in the Studio by Coleen Fitzgibbon.


April 22 1:10PM, BRIC Symposium: Utopian Potentials and Media(ted) Realities

COLAB produced three cable TV shows beginning in 1977 or 1978, the All Color News, Potato Wolf, and Red Curtain. Andrea Callard, Julie Harrison, Cara Perlman, and Mitch Corber will talk on a panel beginning at 1:10PM at BRIC  in downtown Brooklyn.


Kim Tyler & Trans-LUXE Present Art + Design at 59 Walker Street October 27, 2016

Kim Tyler and Trans-LUXE are combining paintings, photographs, ceramics, textiles, and lighting in a room in the Trans-LUXE space at 59 Walker Street in NYC. Join us Thursday October 27th, 5-9PM
Also by appointment through November 18, 2016. 212 925.5863

A Book About Colab and an A. More Store at Printed Matter

COLAB celebrates A Book About Colab, edited by Max Schumann.
Come celebrate tonight, April 15, 2016 6-8PM.
We made a new A. More Store and affordable multiples are for sale.
That's Callard's vintage vague pamphlet on bats in Texas with letters from C.G. Callard, Sr. in the upper right hand corner.
More about the book here:

Orphans Film Symposium #10

Orphans 10 happened April 6-9 2016 at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. Dan Strieble and Mike Mashon were the master planners. One highlight was having the Library staff pitch in to create live accompaniment for silent films.

Callard shared Music in Loop Patterns, 1975 by Reese Williams.
During 2015, twelve pieces were digitized: six letters on audio cassette between herself and Williams and six compositions on 1/4 track tape by Williams, several made with the Buchla synthesizer, all from the period of 1974-77. Many thanks to Pamela Vizner, Walter Forsberg, Bleakley McDowell, and Jasmyn Castro who each helped get this done. Listen to one at www.reesewilliams.net.

Genevieve Havemeyer-King and Pamela Oyarce presented the story of the NYU MIAP/BB Optics preservation of Some Food May Be Found in the Desert (Callard 1976) and we saw the preserved version with the audio Pamela and Callard recreated for 16mm film. See the still below, NYC in a  grime-y time.

We also saw a funny experiment by Colorlab, the sound test film that originally came with Callard's Elmo Super 8mm projector output as a 35mm print and many other gems. Brodsky & Treadway had pulled the sound off the Super 8mm and so it sounded really good.

XFR Collective to digitize DV and VHS tapes at MIX 2015

There are still a few time slots available. If you have DV or VHS tapes that you want to see again, find the link on this post and send in the form for participation.
This is the XFR Collective's first effort to digitize in public and it is a new, more portable set up.
It is a great thing that we all love working together and get plenty accomplished.
Here is the Call for Participants link:

Something Medical for the Peephole Cinema

Kinetoscopic Records
contemporary short films and videos inspired by the earliest cinema,
a program by Dan Streible
Opening Reception: Friday, September 18th from 5-7:30 
Hosted by UnionDocs 
Center for Documentary Art, 322 Union Ave. in Williamsburg

Peephole Cinema exhibitions showcase contemporary media artists while also evoking the proto- and early cinema experiences of the peep show. This UnionDocs program, Kinetoscopic Records, invites a collision of the old and new, the earliest movies and born-digital works. The ten pieces replicate qualities of the earliest film shows, an incongruous variety of kinetic, flickery, silent pictures in motion, each less than a minute long. 
This program’s inspiration is the recent rebirth of one of the first motion pictures ever made, Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze, January 7, 1894 (aka Fred Ott’s Sneeze). Although its copyrighted images appeared in print in 1894, the Sneeze was not seen in motion until reanimated on 16mm film in 1953. However, only now has the entire recording been reproduced. The new Library of Congress version reveals The Sneeze to be nearly twice as long as presumed, with Mr. Ott sneezing twice in one unedited take. This is its premier public run.  
The ten movies in five minutes are:
W. K.-L. Dickson, Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze
Evan Meaney, Re_Sneeze  
Jodie Mack, All Stars
Joel Schlemowitz, The Invention of the Gramophone
Danielle Ash, Creature of the Gowanus 
Tom Whiteside & Anna Kipervaser, Ott Gotcha   
Andrea Callard, Something Medical  
Bill Brand, Ornithology 4   
Mono No Aware, Sneezes
Bill Morrison, Dancing Decay  
Peephole Cinema Brooklyn is located on the façade of UnionDocs, Center for Documentary Art in Williamsburg.  Films will change about every two months. 
For more information please go to http://www.peepholecinema.com