Andrew Lampert: Tables Turned


Thursday, October 9, 6:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.

Andrew Lampert in person

Artist, archivist, and curator Andrew Lampert is known for his mischievous live-media performances and hilarious short films and videos, many of which cheekily turn "cinema" on its head. Lampert uses improvisation, unusual projector placement, and sets of game-like instructions to explore (and exploit) the dynamic relationships between projector, projectionist, audience, and screen. For CATE, Lampert turns his attention to the Gene Siskel Film Center in a site-specific performance created especially for the evening. The performance is accompanied by a series of Lampert's shorts, including El Adios Largos (2013), an inspired reconstruction of Robert Altman's 1973 feature The Long Goodbye from imperfect source material.

2013–14, USA, multiple formats + live performance, ca 70 min + discussion

Andrew Lampert (b. 1976, St. Louis, Missouri) creates moving images, photographs, and live performances. He has exhibited widely at institutions and festivals, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Oberhausen International Short Film Festival; Vienalle (Vienna International Film Festival); Getty Museum, Los Angeles; British Film Institute, London; International Rotterdam Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival; and The New York Film Festival. Lampert is Curator of Collections at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, a Visiting Fellow at the New School for Social Research, and he recently edited the book The George Kuchar Reader (Primary Information, 2014). Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) in New York City distributes many of his works.