Film Screening

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Futurist Life Redux and New Skin for the Old Ceremony

Part of Films of Many Parts

Futurist Life Redux and New Skin for the Old Ceremony

Date + Time

Thursday, June 21, 2012
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Futurist Life Redux, Trisha Baga, chameckilerner, Martha Colburn, Ben Coonley, George Kuchar, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Shana Moulton, Shannon Plumb, Aida Ruilova, Matthew Silver and Shoval Zohar, and Michael Smith, 2009, 46 min., video

New Skin for the Old Ceremony, Theo Angell, Peter Coffin, Weston Currie, Alex Da Corte, Brent Green, Christian Holstad, Sylvan and Lily Lanken, Lucky Dragons, Brett Milspaw, Kelly Sears, and Tina Tyrell, 2011, 35 min., video

Created in 1916 and later lost, Vita Futurista was the only official futurist film ever made. In 2009 Performa, along with SFMOMA and Portland Green Cultural Projects, commissioned 11 contemporary film and video artists to produce their own renderings of the original 11 parts. New Skin for the Old Ceremony compiles 11 short films, each set to a track from Leonard Cohen's 1974 album of the same name.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium).

Image: Sylvan Lanken and Lily Lanken, New Skin For the Old Ceremony (still), 2010; courtesy Darin Klein