Sat, April 8 | TONY CONRAD | Accordion (1981) & Palace of Error (1982/2011) | Anthology Film Archives, New York

Tony Conrad, Accordion, 1981 (still), Video, 12:00 minutes

TONY CONRAD | Screening | Accordion (1981) & Palace of Error (1982/2011)
With Tony Conrad: Paige Sarlin's [Six Years]

Sat, April 8 | 7:30 PM

Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue, New York

A meditation on the capacity of video to function as a holding space for grief, Paige Sarlin’s [six years] marks the anniversary of the filmmaker and musician Tony Conrad’s death with images and sounds created in the apartment in Buffalo, NY, where Sarlin and Conrad lived together.

On the night Tony died, Paige played cello to him for hours as his breathing slowed and changed. This elegiac video contains excerpts from that audio recorded at Hospice Buffalo on April 9, 2016.

To commemorate its premiere (and another anniversary of Tony’s death), [six years] will be presented alongside two videos Conrad made with other collaborators. Balloons will be provided.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sarlin and Laura McGough, media art historian and curator.

Paige Sarlin
[six years]

2022, 30 min, digital

Preceded by:
Tony Conrad, Accordion (1981, 12 minutes, video)
“Though the accordion can be complex, many people find it relatively easy to learn a simple tune. The first step is to find a good teacher. Once you’ve found a teacher, you must practice regularly to play well.” – from “How to Play the Accordion” by Tameca Jones, 2022

Tony Conrad with Keith Sanborn & Barbara Broughel, Palace of Error (1982/2011, 9 minutes, 16mm-to-digital)
“A theory discourse among three participants, enacted in silhouette.” – Tony Conrad

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