Artists’ Screen Series presents a screening of ‘Stations of the Elevated’ (1981) by Manfred Kirchheimer and selected by TBG+S Studio Artist Jim Ricks. Tuesday 21st July 2015 | 6pm. Free entry, all welcome.
As part of our bi-monthly screenings of films selected by our studio artists, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to present a screening of Stations of the Elevated (1981) a documentary by Manfred Kirchheimer about New York City.
On Tuesday 21st July, studio artist Jim Ricks will introduce Stations of the Elevated, a 45-minute city symphony directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer. Shot on lush 16mm colour reversal stock. The film weaves together vivid images of graffiti-covered elevated subway trains crisscrossing the gritty urban landscape of 1970s New York, to a commentary-free soundtrack that combines ambient city noise with jazz and gospel by Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin. Gliding through the South Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan - making a rural detour past a correctional facility upstate - Stations of the Elevated is an impressionistic portrait of and tribute to a New York that has long since disappeared. Completed in 1980, this lyrical, rarely-seen 45-minute cult documentary captures the exuberant height of the graffiti movement in New York. Stations... forces audiences to ask: “What is urban art, and what role does it play in the daily life of a city?”
This Dublin debut screening is open to peers and the public offering a glimpse into the Artist's interests and curatorial practice.
Jim has been a member of TBG+S since 2012. Now approaching the end of his time at TBG+S, Jim has selected this film as being influential on his artistic practice. The screening will be followed by a short questions and answers session. All are welcome to attend this free event.
About the artist:
Jim Ricks is an American-born conceptual artist, curator, and writer.
His recent exhibitions include;
'Alien Invader Super Baby' (Synchromaterialism IV), Solo exhibition, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, May – June 2015
"Carpet Bombing", Telling Lies, Rua Red, May 2015,
'Bubblewrap Game': Hugh Lane, Solo exhibition, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, October 2013 – February 2014 ,
"Additional Seating", Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are Dead, with Barbara Knezevic, Sean Meehan, Prinz Gholam, Jim Ricks, Iain Sinclair, Josh Tonsfeldt, curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, 22 November 2013 – 25 January 2014