Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective
From his early experiences working with the artist Jack Smith in the early 1960s to his later investigations with film’s sculptural and performative properties, Tony Conrad’s contributions to filmmaking were emblematic of the artist’s experimental and wide-ranging career. This film series is in conjunction with Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania from February 1 – August 11. The program brings together a selection of Conrad’s films, from the structural works of the 1960s to videos made for public access television in the 1990s, and extends to fellow travelers such as Tony Oursler, Paul Shartis, and Lary 7, offering a glimpse into the artist’s interests in challenging the boundaries of artistic genre.
The Flicker (1966, 30 min.)
Eye of Count Flickerstein (1967, 7 min.)
Straight & Narrow (1970, 10 min.)
Film Feedback (1974, 15 min).
Image: Tony Conrad in front of Yellow Movie 2/2/73 (1973) and two Yellow Movie—35mm Format canvases (1973), in his retrospective exhibition, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York, December 1977. Photo: Kevin Noble. Yellow Movie 2/2/73 courtesy The Estate of Tony Conrad and Greene Naftali, New York. Image courtesy Tony Conrad Archives. Work © The Estate of Tony Conrad.