LECTURE: Euro Femmes. CAVE GIRLS + TRASHY FASHIONS
CAVE GIRLS + TRASHY FASHIONS: Unseen Post-Punk Videos by Women is a screening of short films, performance footage and experiments by women artists, filmmakers and bands made in the context of late 1970s + 1980s post-punk, no wave and related music scenes in the United States.
Largely unseen for decades, the videos shown in this program were digitized from obsolete video formats in 2013 as part of the XFR STN project at the New Museum and uploaded to the Internet Archive. Digging for gold, curator Herb Shellenberger has compiled a video mixtape featuring: the hilarious pop promo/commercial hybrids for imaginary products by TWINART; performance artist/fashion designer Colette Justine (of Justine and the Victorian Punks) showing her dreamy, surrealist apartment studio and installation at Danceteria; the speculative history of "CAVE GIRLS” and their bizarre relation to punks like Bush Tetras and Y-Pants; and much more.
Program duration: 67 minutes. The event will be held in English.
Herb Shellenberger is a curator and writer originally from Philadelphia and based in London. He has curated screenings at institutions such as Arnolfini, Irish Film Institute, Light Industry, Lightbox Film Center, LUX, New York University, Taipei Center for Contemporary Arts and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He is a graduate of the Central Saint Martins/LUX MRes Moving Image programme, has lectured on film and contemporary art at museums, universities and art spaces internationally, and has written for publications including Art-Agenda, Art Monthly and The Brooklyn Rail. He curated the series ‘Independent Frames: American Experimental Animation in the 1970s + 1980s’, which premiered at Tate Modern in 2017 and is currently touring internationally. In winter 2018, he has curated the exhibition Make, Believe: The Maslow Collection and the Moving Image at The Maslow Collection (Scranton, PA) and co-programmed the series ‘COMMON VISIONS’ with Almudena Escobar López, a film series on collaborative practices presented by the Flaherty Seminar at Anthology Film Archives. He has been an Associate Programmer for Berwick Film and Media arts festival since 2016.