Lessons in the Sky: A Filmic Tribute to Audubon. Organized by Andrea Grover
Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 8:30 PM, Dia at the Hispanic Society
Dia at the Hispanic Society Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets New York City
John James Audubon's New York farm, Minniesland, once occupied 40 wilderness acres of what is now the Washington Heights Neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. This cinematic tribute to the universal pastime of bird watching is a nod to the farmland that once comprised this region, Audubon's life work with birds, and the timeless current of artists' studies of wildlife. This screening will showcase artist-made short films and videos on birds and natural history in a variety of genres including performance, documentary, experimental, animation, audio works, and found footage. Includes works by Simone Bennett, Klara Hobza, Nina Katchadourian Emily Kuehn, Julia Oldham, and Dana Sherwood and the Black Forest Fancies, among others.