Artists Bradley Eros and Jeanne Liotta, former partners in art and life, reunite to perform together for the first time in over fifteen years. In Subverted Horseplay (1994-97), the last performance work of their nearly decade-long collaboration Mediamystics, the mythology of Cowboys and Indians as derived from Hollywood movies and other mass media is subverted through manipulations of the projectors and other interventions that as described by the artists alter and result in the opening of "these fixed iconic pictures to a shifting resonance within their cultural reception”. The performance, first presented at Exit Art in 1994, accompanied by the music of Circle X, also includes readings and a live mix of sound on tape by the artists. Together the pair, who resided in New York’s Lower East Side, created a body of influential and intense films and performances often highlighting the alchemical, transient, and mysterious nature of the filmic image.
"Dreamlands: Expanded" is a series of expanded cinema events organized by Microscope Gallery in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the exhibition "Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016"
Lead Underwriting Support Provided by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation. Generous Support provided by J.J. Kasper, Paul Jost, and Natasha Reatig. This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts' Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Microscope Gallery Event Series is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). Additional Support provided by Knockdown Center and Negativland. Sponsored by Colorlab and The Bodega. Official Media Partner: The Brooklyn Rail.