Bruce Conner. A MOVIE. 1959. 16mm film (black and white, sound). The Museum of Modern Art, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Accessions Committee Fund purchase), with the generous support of the New Art Trust. © Bruce Conner 2016. Courtesy Conner Family Trust

A MOVIE (1958) reveals itself here as the precursor to a variety of artists working with circulating images and flicker effects in the 1960s, as seen in works by Stan Vanderbeek, Carolee Schneemann, Robert Nelson, and William Burroughs and Anthony Balch, and especially in the sublime phenomenological stuttering of Tony Conrad’s The Flicker (1966).

Program approx. 90 min.

Skullduggery. 1960. USA. Directed by Stan Vanderbeek. 12 min.

16mm.

Towers Open Fire. 1963. USA. Directed by William S. Burroughs. Courtesy LUX, London. 10 min.

16mm.

Viet Flakes. 1965. USA. Directed by Carolee Schneemann. 7 min.

16mm.

Confessions of a Black Mother Succuba. 1965. USA. Directed by Robert Nelson. Preserved by Academy Film Archive. 16 min.

16mm.

The Flicker. 1966. USA. Directed by Tony Conrad. 30 min.

16mm.

PERMIAN STRATA. 1969. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 3 min.

16mm.

Runs Good. 1970. USA. Directed by Pat O’Neill. Courtesy Canyon Cinema. 15 min.

16mm.

  1. Tuesday, September 27, 2016,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Sunday, September 18, 2016,
    5:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2