The Public School New York presents BETWEEN WHO, a series of events considering the relationships between pedagogy and artistic practice, research, and community.
Saturday, July 27 and Saturday, August 3
"There’s a thing that’s existed in the communications pattern of the country called access television. It’s given short shrift, it’s thought of as Wayne’s World. It’s thought of as narcissistic egos bouncing around because it’s the Hyde Park Corner of communication. It's everything --you get the cameras, you get the editing, it's non-commercial. You go to this place, you make a presentation. That's what I do, and I like it."
Daniel Lichtman will present a recent series of videos that explore a region of communication between irony within the legacy of postmodernism, and the internally-consistent, self-sufficient earnestness of "the outsider" - the thinker perceived to be external to this tradition.
4pm - 7pm:
Lichtman’s videos Public Access Television within a World Systems Pattern of Understanding, Interlude and Near To The Andes will be presented along with works by guest artists Sam Keogh, Laura Morrison, Benjamin Orlow, and Christopher Kulendran Thomas. The screenings will be followed by public discussions, moderated by Nova Benway, committee member at The Public School. The first meeting, July 27, will focus on articulating the modes and attitudes of appropriation that link these artists' work. The second session, August 3, will assess the consequences and political stakes of these practices, relating their varied uses of appropriation to types of cultural and political production within a wider, networked culture.
Before each event Lichtman's videos Public Access Television within a World Systems Pattern of Understanding, Interlude and Near To The Andes will also be screened on-the-hour, between 12 and 4pm.