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Inspired by the social atmosphere of porno cinemas and in the tradition of cabaret, YANS & RETO is a one-night festival of action art by artists over sixty and under thirty as well as Spanish artists of all ages. The artists present themselves through short (under seven minute) performance or video pieces, creating energetic, inter-generational encounters.

100 minutes action fest. List of Participants: Philippe Avila, AA Bronson & Bradford Kessler, Pam Butler, Dionisio Cañas, Marina Fernandez Ferri, April Flores & Carlos Batts, Lynsey G, Keith McDermott & Catherine Galasso, Ashly Woo, Jana Leo, Alex Lora, Puela Lunaris, Simon Lund, David Maroto, Marko Markovic, Manuel Molina Martagon, Kathleen Purcell, Screamachine, Alfredo Tauste, Kònic Thtr, Ronald V Bijleveld, Madison Young, Jess Whittam.

Friday, September 14, 2012
7.30 pm. Performances open to the public. 9:30pm Reception
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue (F train to 2nd Avenue) New York

Tickets are $9 (general admission) and are available at Anthology's box office on the day of the show only.  The box office opens at 7pm. There are no advance ticket sales.  Reservations are available to Anthology members only.  A reception will follow the festival from 9:30-10pm.

Beyond putting together two generations and inserting Spanish art into the court of American’s art, the festival simply wants to bring artists together. The visible part of this Project is the festival itself, but much more happens previous to the evening of performances. Once an artist registers, the communal work begins: artists couple with other artists (an old and a young partner, eg), performances are adapted, videos and films are edited, sound tracks are created, and then the various elements are choreographed into a whole. The festival is a unique event whose participants form a collective.

This year the festival wants to reflect the social aspects of porno cinemas. Sex creates a community in public and commercial spaces. In his book, Times Square Red, Times Square Blue, author Samuel Delaney, portrays porno cinemas as places for encountering (as opposed to networking). In a world where everything is filtered, marketed and mediated, the reality of: “first unzip me, do me, and then we can talk about our lives” is much appreciated.


Open:   09/14/12
Close:   09/14/12

Friday, September 14, 2012
7:30 pm
Theater:   Anthology Film Archives
Address:   32 2nd Ave (2nd st)
New York, NY
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