THREE FILMMAKERS: SCHLEMOWITZ, JANG, SERRA
Millennium Film Workshop
66 East 4th Street
8pm, Wednesday - April 24, 2013
Millennium Film Workshop presents work by three New York based filmmakers whose
diverse films represent a common interest in the using the filmic texture of the media to
enhance the subject matter of their work. MM Serra’s “Art Parade” uses super-8 to preserve
the East Village performance art scene. Joel Schlemowitz’s “Teslamania” uses in-camera
double exposures and prismatic lenses to document a Tesla coil performance. Hey-Yeun
Jang’s “(k)now (t)here” uses the 16mm Bolex to transform a train compartment into a camera
obsura of image poetry. Additional works from the three filmmakers will also fill out the program.
All three artists will be available for a Q&A after the screening.
JOEL SCHLEMOWITZ is an experimental filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Screenings of his
films have included the Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.
His work has received awards from the Chicago Underground Film Festival, The Dallas Video
Festival, and elsewhere. Filmmaker website: www.joelschlemowitz.com
HEY-YEUN JANG is a Korea-born, New York based artist. Her works often involve 16mm film as
either installation or a single channel film. Her films have been screened at the New York Film
Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival
and VIDEOEX, and have been included in exhibitions all around the world. Her works have been
awarded with the Fellowship Grant in New Genre by The National Endowment for the Arts and
with the Finishing Funds by the Experimental TV Center.
M.M. SERRA, Executive Director of the Film-Makers Cooperative is an experimental
film/videomaker who has produced, directed, and edited more than fourteen works. Her own
work, as well as her curated programs, have been screened at festivals including Sundance,
Tribeca, and New York Film Festival; the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the
Moving Image in New York; The Centre Georges Pompidou and the Cinematheque
Francaise in Paris; the London Film Festival, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
and the Dresden Film Fest in Germany. Serra has been the Executive Director of the
Film-Makers’ Cooperative in New York City since 1991 and has curated several exhibition
programs in New York and Europe. www.mmserra.com