George Kuchar

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Sydney Underground Movies
Ubu Films 1965-1970


This book is a chronicle of the Ubu Films group. Formed by Albie Thoms, David Perry, Aggy Read and John Clark in Sydney 1965, it was Australia’s first group devoted to making, exhibiting and distributing experimental films. Throughout the 1965-1970 period, Ubu produced Australia’s first lightshows, published this country’s first underground newspaper (Ubunews), and persistently advocated for the reform of censorship laws and the need for government support for the arts.
Flamboyant, controversial and resolutely independent, Ubu Films instigated an extensive network of Australia’s underground activity at aa time when Australia’s cultural and political landscape was in transition. For only a brief period, Ubu established a viable proposition that film, performance, painting and political action could coalesce into a vibrant interactive community. What follows is the story of its rise and fall.

Reproducing Ubu ephemera (posters, programmes, handbills, Ubunews articles and newspaper pages), countless newspaper and magazine articles, reviews and cartoons advocating and denouncing the many activities (film, performance, music, publishing, etc.) of Ubu, legal documents, behind the scenes photography, film-stills, biographies, film lists and intimate reflections – this amazing, visually-dense and informative chronological volume that is essential reading for anyone interested in Australia’s history of underground film, but also for independent film-making in general.

Edited by Peter Mudie.
Peter Mudie is a Canadian born filmmaker, artist and academic. Previously a member of filmmaker cooperatives in London, Toronto and Vienna, he has exhibited his work in galleries and film festivals around the world since 1980. He has written a number of monographs on avant-garde and experimental film (including Dusting the Other; Albie Thoms and David Perry: Films/Dialogues; Below the Centre/ Unterhalb des Mittelpunkts; and Michael Snow: Filmworks). He has presented a number of international touring film exhibitions, in Australia and overseas ―― currently he lives in Perth and lectures in Fine Arts at the University of Western Australia.

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George Kuchar

 

Edited by Andrew Lampert, this expansive anthology explores the writings that underscore George Kuchar’s work and life. The most comprehensive collection of writings on the artist to date, this volume features film scripts, comics, drawings, paintings, correspondence, autobiographical musings, tales of UFO encounters, student recommendation letters, emails, photos, film stills, and a wide range of ephemeral, often hysterical autobiographical and critical writings by the late auteur behind such underground film classics as Hold Me While I’m Naked, The Weather Diaries, and I, an Actress.

George Kuchar is best known for the films and videos he made beginning in the mid-1950s. The earliest works were 8mm movies created with his twin brother, Mike Kuchar. A seminal influence on John Waters amongst many others, these uniquely irreverent films were at the forefront of the New York underground film scene alongside avant-garde filmmakers like Andy Warhol, Jack Smith, Stan Brakhage, and Jonas Mekas, who championed the Kuchars in his influential Village Voice column. In 1971, George Kuchar began teaching at the San Francisco Art Institute and remained in San Francisco, collaborating with his students, until his death in 2011. The roughly 350 films and videos that he directed are consistently faithful to the low-fi intimacy of his early work. Kuchar’s film and video work has screened around the world in cinemas, festivals, and major museums. Recent exhibitions include George Kuchar: Pagan Rhapsodies at MoMA PS1 in New York; Living in Studio Kuchar at Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco; and the 2012 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Mousse #30

In this issue:

Starring
by Federico Florian, Antonio Scoccimarro

GEOFFREY FARMER
Characters and Characteristics of the Work
by Monika Szewczyk

TALKING ABOUT
Is That All There Is to a Circus?
by Dieter Roelstraete

PHYLLIDA BARLOW
The Work Is Never Finished
by Nicholas Cullinan

PART OF THE PROCESS – DAVID LEVINE
Rothko’s Ruins
by Ana Teixeira Pinto

TALKING ABOUT
Criticism Hurts
by Jan Verwoert

PORTFOLIO – GEORGE KUCHAR
Carnivalesque George Kuchar
by Juan A. Suárez

LOST AND FOUND – LLYN FOULKES
The Lost Frontier: Llyn Foulkes
by Andrew Berardini

TALKING ABOUT
Melete (“The Society Islands”)
by Mark von Schlegell

NICE TO MEET YOU – DAN FINSEL
Art Therapy
by Cecilia Alemani

NICE TO MEET YOU – BEN SCHUMACHER
Things That Look Like Other Things
by Bob Nickas

NICE TO MEET YOU – JOHN HENDERSON
Absorption & Theatricality
by Barbara Casavecchia

NICE TO MEET YOU – WU TSANG
Wu Tsang: Body Quotations, Back-Breaking Sparkle and the Dissemination of Wildness
by Kevin McGarry

TEN FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS OF CURATING
Chapter 6: What Is an Exhibition?
by Elena Filipovic, visual concept by Nairy Baghramian

TALKING ABOUT
A New Fruit
by Nick Currie

LONDON – CALLY SPOONER
The Wor(l)d Is a Stage
by Michele Robecchi

PARIS – JONATHAN BINET
The Way Things Go: a Conversation with Jonathan Binet
by Vincent Honoré

NEW YORK – TIM ROLLINS & JULIE AULT
Shakers

BERLIN
Starship
by Gigiotto Del Vecchio

ARTIST PROJECT – LUTZ BACHER
The Gift
by Fionn Meade

ENRICO DAVID & THOMAS HOUSEAGO
I’m Fucked Out of Your Mind

ALISON KNOWLES
The Future Will Be Fragrant Bean Fields
by Hans Ulrich Obrist

REPRINT
Time Warp
by Rob Giampietro

TALKING ABOUT
As Little Time on The Ground as Possible. First Attempt on the Possibility of Artistic Significance Beyond Philosophy of History
by Chus Martínez

Books
by Stefano Cernuschi

Diary
WHAT’S ALTERNATIVE? ALTERNATIVE TO WHAT? – ANDREA FRASER
“Alternative to what, exactly?”
by Vincenzo de Bellis

TAMAR GUIMARÃES
A Strange Ritual
by Andrea Lissoni

TALKING ABOUT
Moving Gods Aside
by Philippe Pirotte

JESSICA WARBOYS
Waves Wave
by Emilie Renard

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