Lines and Meridians: Loretta Fahrenholz, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Atalia ten Brink



Sunday 20 July 2014, 7 pm

Experiencing this made me wonder about the emotional attraction of gentrification… I have moved many times in these last few years, I have lived together with friends, and with people I didn’t really care for, or felt the need to get to know. Somehow I feel that this involuntary nomadism is not merely a matter of gentrification, but more involved, more personal than that, like my own interior life is changing along with it. 
JL, 15 July 2014

Lines and Meridians explores the sensation of a city that pushes you away; of survivalism and frustration, but also the desire which goes into staying put. Bringing together works by Loretta Fahrenholz, Coleen Fitzgibbon and Atalia ten Brink, the screening moves across different temporalities, from Fahrenholz’s Implosion – a continuation or exacerbation of a literary gesture initiated by Kathy Acker, who set a drama about the French Revolution in early 1980s New York City – to Coleen Fitzgibbon’s L.E.S. (Lower East Side) a documentary-style exploration from 1976, chronicling the collapse of the island of ‘Manhattma’.

Loretta Fahrenholz, Implosion, 2011, 30’
Coleen Fitzgibbon, Trip to Carolee, 1973, 5’
Coleen Fitzgibbon, L.E.S. (Lower East Side), 1976, 25’
Atalia ten Brink, Empire of the Senseless, 1988, 10’

The screening is curated together with Dena Yago as part of the current exhibition at Cubitt, a caelo usque ad centrum: Dena Yago & Laurie Spiegel.

Loretta Fahrenholz (b. 1981 in Starnberg, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Recent films include Haust (2010), Que Bárbara (2011), Implosion (2011), Grand Openings Return of the Blogs (2012), and Ditch Plains (2013).

Coleen Fitzgibbon (b. 1950) is an American experimental filmmaker associated with Collaborative Projects, Inc. Colab. Her works include Internal System (1974), Gym (1973) and I.S Migration (1976).

Atalia ten Brink is a British filmmaker, her works include Empire of the Senseless (1988), Peace Work (1985), Four Mothers (1985) and Yet Another Stars and Stripes (1984).

Image: still from Loretta Fahrenholz, Implosion, 2011. Courtesy of the artist, Reena Spaulings, NYC and Galerie Daniel Bucholz, Berlin.



Supported by Arts Council England and Outset Contemporary Art Fund. Thanks also to LUX, London for their kind support.


Cubitt Gallery is part of an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. We promote innovative curatorial practice with an 18-month Bursary, supporting curators at the beginning of their careers.

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