Friday: Go See Marcel Dzama's Short Films. All of Them.

Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages hosts the vis a free outdoor summer screening series in Bushwick

by Francesca Capossela
Jul 13 2016, 8:15pm

Marcel Dzama, Still from A Game of Chess, 2011. Copyright the artist; courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Earlier this year, The Creators Project brought you an exclusive look at artist Marcel Dzama’s sculptures, drawings, and costume designs for the New York City Ballet's Art Series and production of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Most Incredible Thing. Now, this Friday, you can enjoy all of Dzama’s celebrated films, present by Dzama, for free. The Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages, a collection of DIY-loving business, offering a sound stage, equipment rental facilities, a studio, and workspaces, in collaboration with Terra Firma Restaurant, is hosting free outdoor movie screenings on Fridays through July and August in Bushwick. This Friday, July 15th, Marcel Dzama will present his all of his shorts, which feature the work of Amy Sedaris, Kim Gordon, Arcade Fire, and Spike Jonze, among others.

Marcel Dzama, Still from Death Disco Dance, 2011. Copyright the artist; courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Deeply influenced by Duchamp, Dzama’s work has ranged from playful drawings, to outfits, to short films. He is fond of collaborating with other artists across different mediums, which he says he prefers to working alone. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Dzama has exhibited internationally and his work is held in collections at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery. This screening presents a unique opportunity to view his short films, perhaps for the first time, entirely at once. 

Marcel Dzama, Still from The Infidels, 2009. Copyright the artist; courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Marcel Dzama, Still from Une danse des bouffons (or A jester's dance), 2013 Copyright the artist; courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Upcoming Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages screenings include cult classics, dirty morning cartoons, a "night of 1000 vhs tapes," and the premiere of a new Nick Zedd film. The films will begin each Friday after sunset. 

To learn more about the screenings at Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages, click here.


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