“You don’t need corporate validation or Hollywood validation to do something,” the pioneering No Wave filmmaker explains.
Beth B’s biographical documentary The War is Never Over has a DIY sensibility befitting the No Wave performer.
A program of shorts and features organized by Beth B for the International Film Festival Rotterdam examines issues of conformity among women, challenges gender stereotypes, and advocates for female agency.
Since the early 1980s, Kiki Smith has created artworks marked by her fascination and concern with the human body. In a conversation with Hyperallergic, she discusses some of her first films and audio works, which have been scantily acknowledged, offering a corrective to the object-based record of her decades-long career.
Eric Mitchell once described his 1978 No Wave film Kidnapped as “a 1960s underground movie happening today.”
Sitting in the New Museum theater last Thursday night with an audience full of old-school punk and avant-garde musicians and artists such as Alan W. Moore, Coleen Fitzgibbon and Becky Howland, who were all a part of Collaborative Projects, the artist collective that founded ABC No Rio and organized the Times Square Show, I witnessed a generation of New York art and culture defining their own historical importance.