This month, MoMA PS1 is teaming up with Tribeca Film Festival for two public screenings handpicked by the festival’s curators.
Kicking things off this Thursday is the Italian filmmaker Michaelangelo Frammartino’s Alberi, a looping documentary set in the vibrant green Italian forest. Frammartino—whose meditative, naturalistic Le Quattro Volte captivated viewers in 2010—delves into to themes of nature and legend by following a mythical creature who takes the shape of “alberi” (or, “trees,” in Italian).
And for those looking to venture even deeper into Queens, MoMA PS1 will host a screening of the director Sam Fleischner’s Stand Clear of the Closing Doors at its new space in Far Rockaway. That film explores a teen’s journey through the wilds of the New York City subway system and was filmed in the coastal Rockaway neighborhood that was gravely affected by superstorm Sandy last November.
“Alberi” on view in MoMA PS1’s VW Dome during museum hours, April 18 – April 27 with a special event on April 20 at 5p.m. “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors,” on view Saturday April 27, 7p.m. More info at momaps1.org
Photo: A still from Michaelangelo Frammartino’s “Alberi. courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Jason Nocito
Jason Nocito is an insanely talented and prolific photographer who, if you know anything about photography, you should already know about. He takes about a million cool photographs a day, and he needed some place to put them all, so he started a photoblog, LOADS Daily, on his website. Since he updates it all the time (some might say “daily”), there are a lot of weird and beautiful photos of neon puddles, dirty mops, and inadvertent faces to sift through. Since we know you’re so busy, Jason told us he would put together his favorites from this past month in a more easily digestible form. Consider it a beginner’s guide to the world of Jason Nocito. You’re welcome.
Jan Kempenaers - Spomenik: The End of HIstory (2006-9)
There are hundreds of these spomeniks (monuments) scattered throughout villages and rural landscapes in the former Yugoslavia.
“Le Corbusier’s concept of ‘radiant city’ may never have gained much traction in the real world, but some of its tropes, especially the idea of enveloping greenspace, can be found in the Spomenik sites. Some of these structures appear to be actual buildings, though devoid of viable internal living spaces. Others resemble futuristic housing along the lines of a ‘tomorrowland’.”
This “Airbnb For Storefronts” Is Creating New Opportunities In A New York Neighborhood
Operating in the Lower East Side, miLES is trying ignite the community by filling empty commercial space with interesting businesses and organizations on short-term leases while the landlords wait for the right long-term tenants.
Applications to join miLES are due on March 22, which include a brief description of how you’d use the space, and miLES hopes to fill its first space with co-workers in the day, classes and events in the evenings, and a pop-up shop on the weekends.
Could your business profit from this service?