INTERCLUB Miami Beach

Installations, screenings and performances at Miami Beach Cinematheque for Art Basel Miami Beach and NADA Art Fair, December 2007

David Adamo, Michel Auder, Fia Backström, Olaf Breuning, Salvador Dalí, Theodore Fivel, Sylvie Fleury, Rainer Ganahl, Anthony Holbrooke, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, Invasionstas, Michal Jurewicz, Los Super Elegantes, Andrew Lampert, Maripol, Jonas Mekas, Nam June Paik, Michael Portnoy, Aïda Ruilova, Sakanama, Thordis Adalsteinsdóttir, Agathe Snow, Mai Ueda, Marianne Vitale, Ultra Violet, Andy Warhol, Vita Zaman

Special project: Michael Portnoy, Talus at NADA Art Fair

Curated by Liutauras Psibilskis in collaboration with Marianne Vitale and Dana Keith.

INTERCLUB Miami Beach comprised classic independent art films from the 1970s, performances and the freshest moving image art from New York and other special places. Every night there were events, some by invitation only, some for a wide audience. It was a mixture of now and then, the strange, the ecstatic, the fast, the slowed-down, the elevated, the self-conscious and flowing...

Video Compilation: Screened nightly in different constellations and including post-Invasionista Icelandic sheep, religious mumbo jumbo, Greek kitsch, bicycle quartering, Salvador Dalí’s rope tease, walking the Wakhan, Mama & Nam’s piano destructions, OKKO detritus and vampire ombre de la France.

Sound Contribution by Fia Backström, What is Left to Do? What is the Right Thing to Do? (2007). Appeared in-between different parts of program. A text repeated six times, with six different voices over various edited tracks. Readers: Marianne Silva, Angel Nevarez, Magda Magiera, Valerie Tevere, Anton Vidokle, Fia Backström.

Thursday, 6 December 7pm. Screening: Andrew Lampert, Benetton, multi-channel video installation. Lost and found footage, some models, some colors, from commerce to magic…

Friday, 7 December 7 pm. Performance: Mai Ueda, A Family Dinner in the Parallel Universe (by invitation only)

9 pm. Premiere: Ultra Violet, The Last Supper (1972), camera Steina Vasulka. Uncut documentation of a performance at The Kitchen featuring white noise, female evangelists, black and white snow, dances and food in a time capsule...

11 pm. Afterparty at B.E.D. with performance by David Rohn & Adora, with special guest Ultra Violet

Saturday, 8 December 7 pm. Screening: Michel Auder, Cleopatra(1970). The best kept secret in New York, a cult film never released by the producers, Viva, Louis Waldon, Taylor Mead, Ondine, Andrea Feldman and Gerard Melanga in New York and Rome...

9 pm. Screening & Performance: Portnoy & Vitale: Chethwith Murosian & Jable Thrane’s new storm porn film maudit (Title Bound in Customs) Starring D-Iist playbunnies with live bologna sandwiches and Taiko drum accompaniment. ‘I said ham, you fucking *unt!’

Sunday, 9 December 8 pm. Screening: Andy Warhol: Blow Job (1964) 41 min. 16 frames per second. Black & white 16mm film transferred to DVD. From the collection of the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Contribution: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 16 frames per second with a good-looking kid who happened to be hanging out at the Factory that day…

Special Project: Michael Portnoy’s Talus is an abstract gambling event, a NADA Art Fair special project, in a tent on the Ice Palace lawn. Curated by Liutauras Psibilskis and presented by Future Audience. Michael Portnoy, artist and performer, acts as croupier, leading groups of 4 players through ritualistic, vertiginous gaming sessions around the ultramarine dice table.