Screening at Riffraff Kino: Charles Atlas «Hail the New Puritan»

Charles Atlas, Hail the New Puritan © Charles Atlas, Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

18.04.2018, 18:30

Location: Riffraff Kino, CHF 18.– (Advance booking / Box office riffraff.ch)
With an introduction by Martin Jaeggi (Author, curator and lecturer)


The American artist Charles Atlas (b. St. Louis, Missouri, 1949) has been a leading figure in the domain of film and video art for almost fifty years, creating complex video installations and seminal films documenting dance and performance art. To this day, younger generations of filmmakers regard Atlas’s visual language as a key reference; a prominent example is his cinematography in the fictionalized documentary Hail the New Puritan (1986, 85 min.), in which the camera becomes the subject’s active counterpart.

The program is curated by art historian Elsa Himmer.

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