On Saturday, September 28, ATA Gallery’s OTHER CINEMA presents ARISE COMMUNARDS, a program of new motion-picture and slide work around themes of utopian communities and activities.
Mr. Sam Green graces our gallery again with the debut of his “live cinema” piece on the generosity of tree-planting, Tree Utopia. His performance is paired with the endlessly inspiring Esperanto section of his Utopia in Four Movements.
Echoing Sam’s communitarian impulses is (in person) Mady Schutzman’s Dear Comrade, an hour-long essay on Llano del Rio, a 20th Century secular cooperative founded in Southern California by socialist Job Harriman. Her visit to a Colorado commune and staging of sci-fi scenes are among the parallel universes that play out the possibilities of intentional communities.
AND another dear comrade, Jesse Drew, personally sets the tone on autonomous zones West of Eden, Iain Boal’s new anthology.
Come early for collateral movie material, books available, and Sangria!