XFR COLLECTIVE SCREENING
JUNE 18, 2016
LE PETIT VERSAILLES COMMUNITY GARDEN
346 E. Houston St.
247 E. 2nd St.
The XFR Collective will be having two events at the garden, the first of which happening this month. Stay tuned to our Facebook Group for more information about the screening lineup!
XFR Collective developed following XFR STN, an exhibition presented in 2013 by the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Alan Moore proposed “XFR STN” to the museum as a pub preservation experiment especially to preserve the materials of the Monday/Wednesday/Friday Video Club (M/W/F). M/W/F distributed independent film and video by the artists’ group Colab (Collaborate Projects, Inc.) and by other Lower East Side filmmakers from 19862000 on VHS at consumer prices. Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum, with Alexis Bhagat and COLAB artists, created a team utilizing the expertise of the museum staff, other New York archivists, and recent graduates of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program (MIAP) at New York University. After the close of XFR STN, an eightweek exhibit, several archivists and technicians and a COLAB artist were inspired by the success of the exhibition and the clear community need and enthusiasm for this work to find ways to continue it.