Constance DeJong on Tony Conrad

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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7:00pm - 9:00pm

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After much anticipation, Hunter Moving Image Alliance is pleased to present to you a very special evening with Constance DeJong on Tony Conrad.

Tony Conrad was an American video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician, composer, sound artist, teacher, and writer. Active in a variety of media since the early 1960s, he was a pioneer of both drone music and structural film. As a musician, he was an important figure in the New York minimalist scene of the early 1960s, and became recognized as filmmaker for his 1966 film The Flicker, considered a landmark in structural filmmaking. He inspired the Velvet Underground, thought Andy Warhol was a copycat, and met his wife while playing the mummy in the erotic underground movie Normal Love.

Constance DeJong is a writer, artist and performer, producing fiction writings and language/image based work for performance, audio and video installations, audio objects and user-navigated digital formats. Her first book, Modern Love, originally published by Standard Editions with Dorothea Tanning in 1977, was re-issued in March 2017 by Primary Information/Ugly Duckling Presse. She is librettist for the opera, Satyagraha composer Philip Glass. She produced and exhibited a series of re-engineered radios programmed with spoken word-foley tracks, written, performed, recorded and mixed by DeJong, 2016-18. She is an editor of the book, Tony Conrad Writings, 2019, published by Primary Information — the first collection to widely survey this singular polymath’s prolific activity as a writer.