City

2011
Jem Cohen, Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, No. 4

Newsreel footage of Occupy Wall Street protest home base at Zuccotti Park in the rain on October 19, 2011.

Director, Camera, Edit: Jem Cohen, Soundtrack music:  Joe Hunter, Guy Picciotto, Quotes from Eric Cantor, Herman Cain
Presented by DOC NYC and IFC Center. 

This title is also available on Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, Series One.

2011
Jem Cohen, Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, No. 5

Impressions of Occupy Wall Street’s Liberty Square at night, shot in October of 2011.  Includes a General Assembly meeting about purchasing a new wi-fi tower for the encampment, and a first winter storm.

2011
Jem Cohen, Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, No. 6

Newsreel footage of Occupy Wall Street protest home base at Zuccotti Park / Libery Square on October 24, 2011.  Newsreel captures a large General Assembly meeting and smaller working groups meeting in public atrium.

Director, Camera, Edit: Jem Cohen, Soundtrack music:  Guy Picciotto

This title is also available on Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, Series Two.

2011
Jem Cohen, Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, No. 7

 

Newsreel footage of Occupy Wall Street protest home base at Zuccotti Park / Libery Square on November 2, 2011.  Newsreel captures Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans march and rally nad General Assembly guest speaker.

Director, Camera, Edit: Jem Cohen, Soundtrack music:  Guy Picciotto

This title is also available on Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, Series Two.

2011
Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, No. 8

Newsreel footage of Occupy Wall Street protest home base at Zuccotti Park / Libery Square on November 15 and 16, 2011. Newsreel captures police raid on the park and its aftermath.

2011
Jem Cohen, Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, No. 9

Newsreel footage of Occupy Wall Street protest home base at Zuccotti Park / Libery Square on November 17, 2011.  Newsreel captures the park on the morning of Occupy Wall Street Day of Action, two days after police raid on the encampement.

2011
Jem Cohen, Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, No. 1

Five short impressions of Occupy Wall Street, shot in New York during the Fall of 2011. 

Available for Exhibition, with Series Two.  Artist can consult on installation specifications.

2011
Jem Cohen, Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, Series One

Five short impressions of Occupy Wall Street, shot in New York during the Fall of 2011. 

AVAILABLE FOR EXHIBITION, WITH SERIES One.  ARTIST CAN CONSULT ON INSTALLATION SPECIFICATIONS.

2013
Helianthus Corner Blues

There is no better place to meet people than in the temporary community which gathers under a scant awning on a New York street in a downpour.

 

2013
Basma Alsharif, Home Movies Gaza

Home Movies Gaza introduces us to the Gaza Strip as a mircrocosm for the failure of civilization. In an attempt to describe the everyday of a place that struggles for the most basic of human rights, this video claims a perspective from within the domestic spaces of a territory that is complicated, derelict, and altogether impossible to separate from its political identity.

"... Basma Alsharif’s Home Movies Gaza, a film that captures the impossibly politicized domestic sphere of the Gaza Strip, under the constant hum and buzz of overhead drones."

2012
Matt Wolf, I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard

Matt Wolf returns to Joe Brainard's iconic poem I Remember (1970) in this videowork. His archival montage combines audio recordings of Brainard reading from the poem, as well as an interview with his lifelong friend and collaborator, the poet Ron Padgett. The result is an inventive biography of Joe Brainard, and an elliptical dialog about friendship, nostalgia, and the strange wonders of memory.

2002
Cecilia Dougherty, Kevin & Cedar

I arranged a visit to poet/novelist Kevin Killian’s South of Market apartment in San Francisco to shoot a portrait of him, and when I arrived he had a guest, poet Cedar Sigo. They had corresponded earlier, but were meeting for the first time, and Cedar agreed to participate in our video shoot. This is perhaps the least planned, most verité and documentary of the videos about writers so far. Our immediate plan was for Kevin to read one of Cedar’s poems and for Cedar to read one by Kevin.

1998
Cecilia Dougherty, Laurie

Laurie was inspired by Laurie Weeks’ uncanny ability to simultaneously embody her characters and write them from a clear distance. The text in question is just a few paragraphs from a draft of the novel Zipper Mouth, more than ten years in the making, and published by the Feminist Press.

2009
Jem Cohen, Le Bled (Buildings in a Field)

A collaboration with writer Luc Sante made in Tangier, Morocco, a city where neither of us had ever been. En route from the airport to the city center, we found ourselves amazed by the landscape outside of the car windows; a massive construction project under way in all directions. While not in itself unusual, we were by struck dumb by the epic scale and seemingly incomprehensible plan of the development and were drawn to return together to this puzzling zone.

-- Jem Cohen

2017
Liquid Image

September 24th, 2016, North Avenue Beach, Chicago. It was a sunny day. According to the weather report, the temperature was 75°F, with the barometer reading of 30 inches height and the wind speed of 13 miles per hour. The time was 2:27 pm, I was standing by the Michigan Lake. In my hand there was a waterproof camera that weighs 2.6 ounces. I pressed the record button on the camera and threw it into the lake. The camera sank into the lake immediately and embarked on a mysterious journey. During the journey, it was elevated, pressed, panned, rotated, and spun by the water.