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Alfred Guzzetti

Under the Rain

Curated by Tanya Leighton

April 4th-May 4th, 2002
Opening Reception: April 4th, 6-8pm

Location One
26 Greene Street, NYC, 10013. Between Grand and Canal
Subway: Canal Street (N, R, 6, A, C, E, J, M, Z)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm
(212) 334-3347

It is a great pleasure to present the first solo exhibition of work by
the internationally celebrated filmmaker Alfred Guzzetti. Guzzetti has
directed and collaborated on many documentary and experimental films and
videotapes. His body of work includes personal, political documentaries
and, most recently, digital video works that had their predecessors in
his experimental films from the 1970's.

The installation at Location One includes two experimental videotapes,
"Under the Rain" (1997; 10 minutes) and "A Tropical Story" (1998; 9
minutes). These videos make use of documentary-like footage yet they are
not configured like documentaries. Guzzetti's deep subjectivity and
consciousness is transparent in his exquisitely composed, carefully
crafted, and concise images. Descriptions of landscapes, public and
private spaces, advertising and television images rhythmically lull us
into a gentle contemplation; then interrupt us by assaultive sounds,
quick edits and scrolling texts. These pieces articulate a recurring
theme in Guzzetti's work: the complex anxiety of being in a foreign
place and the projection of our consciousness onto changing landscapes.
"The moon is the same, although the surroundings are not." His work
asserts the struggle to assimilate what we know, or think we know, and
what we have repeatedly heard, yet have consistently forgotten.

Alfred Guzzetti is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is Osgood
Hooker Professor of Visual Arts at Harvard University. His films and
tapes have been included in numerous national and international film
festivals. He is the author of the book TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT
HER: ANALYSIS OF A FILM BY GODARD (Harvard University Press, 1981).

"The Tower of Industrial Life," an experimental videotape from the same
series, is currently on exhibition as part of the Whitney Biennial 2002.

Location One (www.location1.org) is a new not-for profit art center,
which fosters the convergence of all types of creative expression. We
maintain a gallery space suitable for every form of performance and
exhibition, and within this space, multimedia net-broadcasting
facilities that allow us to webcast a 24-hour stream of both live and
archived events. Our International Residency Program invites artists
from other countries to experiment with emerging technologies. Location
One is an exploration space for continual creative discovery.

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>From the Location One archives:

Watch Channel 67 (Manhattan Neighborhood Network) this Monday
(April 1st) at 9:00PM for a broadcast performance featuring:

Marcus Rojas with Peter Apfelbaum and Satoshi Takeishi

(Originally presented Saturday, May 26th 2001 at Location One as part
of our spring music series Wake The Dead)

For more information on these amazing musicians and their performance go
to: www.location1.org/artists/wtd_rojas.html


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