THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE presents: CAVE GIRLS AND TRASHY FASHIONS: UNSEEN POST-PUNK VIDEOS BY WOMEN (1977-1999)

curated and presented by Herb Shellenberger
WHEN: Monday 6 February 2017, 6:45pm
WHERE: 721 Broadway [at Waverly Place], Room 670
Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.
 

CAVE GIRLS AND TRASHY FASHIONS is a programme of short films, performance footage and experiments made by women artists, filmmakers and bands in the context of late 1970s and 1980s post-punk, No Wave and related music scenes in the United States. Largely unseen for decades, these videos were digitized from obsolete video formats in 2013 as part of the XFR STN project at the New Museum.
Digging for gold, curator Herb Shellenberger has compiled a video mixtape featuring: Patti Astor, Kembra Pfahler, Shana Moulton, Penelope Wehrli, Caroline Fischman, Sophie Vieille, Carmelita Tropicana, J. Kathleen White, Dancenoise, the pop promo/ commercial hybrids for imaginary products by TWINART; performance artist/ fashion designer Colette Justine (of Justine and the Victorian Punks) showing her dreamy, surrealist apartment studio and installation at Danceteria; the speculative history of ‘CAVEGIRLS‘ and their bizarre relation to punks like Bush Tetras and Y Pants. And much, much more…

 

HERB SHELLENBERGER is a curator and writer working between Philadelphia and London. He is a graduate of the Central Saint Martins/ LUX MRes Moving Image programme and has curated screenings at institutions such as Light Industry, International House Philadelphia and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His series ‘Independent Frames: American Experimental Animation In The 70s + 80s’ will be presented at Tate Modern and the Irish Film Institute in February 2017.
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