Saturday, July 13, 2013

Communications Update at New Museum

Liza Béar and Milly Iatrou present segments from Communication Update's Spring 1982 series at New Museum including "The Very Reverend Deacon b. Peachy," "A Matter of Facts," "Crime Tales" and "Lighter Than Air." 

Mark Magill
Lighter Than Air, 1982
by Mark Magill

A scientific comedy on helium, buoyancy,

nuclear fusion and lighter than air travel.

still from
Crime Tales, 1982
by Robert Burden and Dictelio Cepeda

On location in Union Square, New York: hard facts and hard humor about a hard way of life, Music by E.J. Rodriguez.

Stephan Balint and Boris Major
A Matter of Facts, 1982
by Eric Mitchell
in collaboration with Squat Theatre

Starting with a scene from Squat Theatre's Mr Dead and Mrs Free,  A Matter of Facts draws a parallel narrative which follows the characters into real life.

Ronald Morgan
The Very Reverend Deacon b. Peachy, 1982
by Iatrou and Morgan

A satire of tele-evangelism. The Very Reverend and Sister Mary Lola in this first episode of an on-going saga.

A 60-minute version of this program is now running on Monitor B in the Fifth Floor resource room of the New Museum. It will continue to play for a week through next Thursday. Museum admission is FREE on Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm.