" A SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD "
CONNECTIVITY THROUGH CINEMA WITH VICTOR FACCINTO *IN PERSON*
SUNDAY APRIL 19th 2015 @ THE SPECTACLE THEATER
124 SOUTH 3rd STREET, BROOKLYN. OFF METROPOLITAN G OR BEDFORD L
DOORS 7PM – $5 LIMITED SEATING – FILMS, DRINKS & DISCUSSION.
Kicking off 2015’s Connectivity Through Cinema series, this special program presents a selection of Victor Faccinto’s film works made between 1972-2010. The influence of underground comics in the 60’s and the television in the 50’s, help to shape his innocent yet horrifying stories. His delicate animation skills make his unforgettable characters adorable, comic and vicious. Faccinto is not afraid of connecting his reality, imagination, and our reality together to remind us of the rawness in the countless desires of humans. He remains playful, using his own character ‘Video Vic’ to say, “You see? It’s all just simple.”
Total running time, 52 minutes. Additional time for discussion / Q & A with the artist
Presented by MONO NO AWARE, THE SPECTACLE THEATER, & VICTOR FACCINTO
BE ADVISED: FILMS HAVE ADULT CONTENT
Mr.Sandman, 1973 (16mm to DV, 1min 30sec)
Filet of Soul, 1972 (16mm to DV, 16min)
Visual Remains, 2001 (16mm to DV, 6min)
Shameless, 1974 (16mm film print, 14min)
Nightmare, 2009 (DV, 7:35min)
Flower Studies, 2010 (DV, 6:43min)
ABOUT VICTOR FACCINTO:
Victor Faccinto was born in Albany, California. He received his BA in Psychology and MA in Art (Painting and Filmmaking) from California State University, Sacramento. Faccinto began making 16mm animated films during the late 1960s. He moved to NYC in 1974 where he worked for Nancy Hoffman Gallery and continued developing as a filmmaker and painter. Between 1972 and 1974 his early “VideoVic” animated films were included in the New American Filmmaker’s Series at the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as numerous national film festivals. In 1975 he was selected for a Cineprobe screening at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. He was represented by and exhibited with Phyllis Kind Gallery, NYC from 1980 through 2006. Between 1994 and 2009 he developed and produced live multi-screen, 16mm film projection performances. In 2007 he began experimenting with digital video, evolving techniques used to create Video Sculptures, as series recent video work. He is currently represented by Luise Ross Gallery,NYC. Faccinto was director of the Hanes Art Gallery at Wake Forest University between 1978 and 2012.
MONO NO AWARE’S SCREENING SERIES:
The CONNECTIVITY THROUGH CINEMA series will present the work of artists, film-makers and curators who are traveling or presenting special interactive programs in-person. Our hope is to engage the community by showing work with a focus on post-screening discussion.
This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).