OTHER ALLIED PROJECTS
While Le Petit Versailles is the primary production site for Allied Productions, we are also very active in collaboration with other arts non-profits, production companies, and artist collectives. A sampling of what Allied is doing and has done in the past is below, and as our archives develop further, so will the online presence of the whole of Allied’s 30-plus years of cultural production.
THE GORDON KURTTI PROJECT
Thanks to the generous donations of Mary Jo and Ted Shen, Allied was able to exhibit the work of founding Allied member, Gordon Stokes Kurtti, at Participant, Inc in 2013. Kurtti, was an American artist, writer, illustrator and performer and a seminal figure in the early East Village art scene of New York City. He is best known for his finely drawn caricatures of celebrities and historical figures and for his Dickensian portrayals of children and New Yorkers of every ilk. Gordon was a member of Allied Productions, a not-for-profit arts organization based in New York City, and collaborated on many performances, films and arts in education workshops. He exhibited at ABC No Rio, Armageddon, The Pyramid Club, 8BC and Life Café. Gordon Kurtti died of AIDS related illnesses at the age of 26.
ALLIED PROJECT ARCHIVE
A collection of projects from year’s past that we hope to grow as Allied’s organization archives become more accessible to the public.
Allied gives production support, fiscal sponsorship, access to Materials for the Arts, and creative consultation to artists/groups/organizations.
In 2006, LPV TV first broadcast on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, a compilation of footage from the 1999-2005 event seasons at Le Petit Versailles community garden.
THE NAKED EYE CINEMA
Naked Eye Cinema was the ONLY venue of its era consistently showing film and video by women, queers and other miscreants. A center of the newest and most experimental works in contemporary music, performance and visual art, the spirit of Naked Eye Cinema lives!
AN OPUS IN THREE PARTS
A three part opus on the theme of culture in all senses. Using disease as a metaphor for development, dissolution, and universal change.