Keren Cytter makes films, directs theater plays, edits books, and writes novels. For MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, the artist has organised a three-day festival offering an insight into New York’s contemporary art and performance scene. In the evenings of June 5, 6, and 7, artists, musicians, curators, and writers including Jack Gross, Kayla Guthrie, Michael Mahalchick, Lary 7, Matthew Schrader & Hayley Silverman, Studio for Propositional Cinema, Lumi Tan, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge will come to Ludlow 38 to introduce their current practices and transform the exhibition space into their own stage. There will be book launches, screenings, talks, and various performances. Writer Jack Gross has lent his face to the festival. During the day, Cytter’s most recent video work Game (2015) will be screened at the space.Keren Cytter Presents: The Last Summer Fest is a production without a script.
with: Jack Gross, Kayla Guthrie, Michael Mahalchick, Lary 7, Matthew Schrader & Hayley Silverman, Studio for Propositional Cinema, Lumi Tan, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.
Friday, June 5
Studio for Propositional Cinema
– Book launch
Issue #2 with contributions by Patrick Armstrong, Tenzing Barshee, Between Arrival & Departure, Juliette Blightman, Bureau des Services Sociographique, Peter Culley, Keren Cytter, Cooper Jacoby, Kaspar Müller, The Otolith Group, Lucie Stahl, Mitchell Syrop, Vanda Villeneuve, Christopher Williams, Alex Wissel, and Dena Yago. Published by A.P.E. Art Project Era.
Chris Gartrell & Lumi Tan
– Talk & screening There's a Coconut Between Us
– Music performance
Saturday, June 6
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
– Introduction and video screening
Terminus, Moonchild, An Introduction to Thee Temple of Psychic Youth, Psycollection 23, Psychick TV, Scared to Live, Intermission, Papal Broken-Dance, Unclean,Pandrogeny Manifesto 2005, Trans-formation, New York Story, and A Message from Thee Temple
Sunday, June 7
Matthew Schrader & Hayley Silverman
– Shadow play Take Me Down
– Sound performance