A schedule of short films titled Not a Place, An Outlook, curated by Regine Basha, will consider site-specific curatorial framework of The Six Borough. The Sixth Borough, curated by Manon Slome and Julian Navarro, entails a series of site specific installations, explores the paradox and parallel realities of the mainland of New York City and Governors Island, existing in spatial proximity but in different states of being.
A collection of ten films will be shown in two viewings, each lasting for half an hour. Films in consideration include Julieta Aranda’s Film on Kiribati Island, Javier Tellez’s Caligari and the Sleepwalker. Also films by Jenny Perlin, Steve Roden, Alan Michelson and Erin Shirreff.
This film series is inspired by this Island’s odd position in time and space as being physically close yet ever so remote. Governor’s Island closed down in 1996, another close, yet remote time that remains in the blind-spot of our recent history; too recent to be nostalgic about, too long ago to easily recall. This selection of films is based on how this island has the uncanny ability to confuse our sense of time and space.
The films will reflect on place as a state of mind, temporal dislocations, simultaneity, history running backwards, and slowness. Included in the Sunday program is a rare set of screenings by experimental filmmaker, Luke Fowler, selected by invited guest, Christoph Cox.
July 16–17-18 | August 13–14-15 | September 10–11-12 | September 17–18-19
From 12 — 5pm, every 30 minutes at the Fort Jay Theater
via No Longer Empty.