Norte Maar and Microscope Gallery collaborate to present an evening of Burckhardt Films at Microscope Gallery (1329 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn), Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm. The series will feature the world premiere of Jacob Burckhardt’s film Happy Holi, shot in Sri Lanka capturing a vibrant dance party celebrating the Hindu Holi festival of colors. The evening will also feature a 1955 film by Rudy Burckhardt as well as film of Edith Schloss leading a tour of her apartment where she vividly describes her own paintings, her career and her vast knowledge of American and European art history and mythology, past and present. Edith Schloss is the subject of a major retrospective now on view at Sundaram Tagore Gallery.
BURCKHARDT FILMS @ MICROSCOPE GALLERY
Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm
1329 Willoughby Avenue #2B
Brooklyn, NY 11237
HAPPY HOLI **WORLD PREMIERE**
(2015, approximately 24 minutes, Digital video, Color. English and Sinhala with subtitles)
Camera and editing by Jacob Burckhardt
The students at the Sri Palee campus of the University of Colombo throw a dance party, complete with choreographed numbers and a DJ. In a predominately Sinhala Buddhist part of Sri Lanka they are celebrating the Hindu Holi festival of colors, as a gesture of reconciliation, five years after the end of civil war. They are also commemorating having survived three years of university!
(2004, 11 minutes, 16mm, Black and White) Camera, editing, and sound by Jacob Burckhardt
A poetic view of the Modern Ancient city from the point of view of a familiar pedestrian. Stones, water, graffitti, lights, the Pope, cats, people in the streets, clouds, markets, and even a few monuments, captured on a Bolex with grainy black and white film. Music by Carlo Buti and Tschipolla.
A GUIDED TOUR OF EDITH’S APARTMENT
(2010, 47 minutes, Digital Video) Camera and editing by Jacob Burckhardt
Edith Schloss Burckhardt, a 90-year-old artist living in Rome, gives a tour of her apartment. She vividly presents her own paintings, her career and her vast knowledge of American and European art history and mythology, past and present. She provides a colorful commentary and anecdotes about her life and her collection, which ranges from puppets found in the trash in Palermo to works and correspondence by her many friends, including painters, sculptors, poets, photographers and filmmakers, dance and art critics, musicians and composers, such as Fairfield Porter, Giorgio Morandi, Peter Rockwell, Meret Oppenheim, Edwin Denby, Rudy Burckhardt, Francesca Woodman, Elliott Carter, Alvin Curran, and many others.
(1955, 8 minutes, 16mm., black and white) by Rudy Burckhardt
The city of Verona, Italy, in 1955, with music by Domenico Scarlatti.