In the mid-nineteen eighties, artists Leslie Lowe and Jack Waters produced Bare Eye Cinema, a car for showing their avant-garde movies and others’ movies that they appreciated. They collaborated with Peter Cramer, other artists, and ABC No Rio, an essential neighborhood activist space in NYC’s Decrease East Side, to make courses of super-eight, 16mm, and films in galleries, theaters, lofts, and more alternative nooks and crannies of the city. Bare Eye Cinema was amongst many collectives functioning at the intersection of art and activism, documenting the AIDS disaster, anti-company actions, and more. This 7 days, Visual Research Workshop will host “Media Underground: Bare Eye Cinema,” the initial in a sequence of courses curated by Louis Chavez, which focuses on underground cinema and activism.
Wednesday, March 11, at seven p.m. Visual Research Workshop, 31 Prince Avenue. $five. 442-8676 vsw.org.