STEPHEN KENT JUSICK



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Stephen Kent Jusick has been curating experimental film since 1989, and making films since 1992. From 1993 to 1996 he was the assistant archivist at Anthology Film Archives, working largely on the Jerome Hill collection. In 1995 he founded Fever Films to distribute experimental film and video for public exhibition. During 1996 and 1997 he was the membership and outreach coordinator for Media Network. In 1997 his installation Creamachine debuted in the men's room at the Cinema Village movie theater in Manhattan, while other installations were presented as part of the Downtown Arts Festival at the clubs Mother and the Tunnel. In 1998 he co-founded (with Scott Berry) the microcinema Brooklyn Babylon Cinema. Jusick has curated film programs and exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art in General, Exit Art, Dixon Place, Pleasure Dome, the Blinding Light!, MIX, the SF Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, the SF Cinematheque, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Rag Tag Cinema, the legendary East Village dive bar I.C. Guys, dumba, Queeruption, Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, Princeton University (where he co-founded the Queer Articulations film festival), MIT, Bates College, Macalester College, Bard College, and others. Some of Jusick’s Super8mm film work can be seen on the Hedwig and the Angry Inch DVD. In 1999 Jusick began collaborating with DJ Econ, starting with the “quasi-cinema” Times Square Sinema program. Their multiple projection and sound environments include PURE PROTEIN (a vintage porn dance party) and CINESONIC (an experimental soundscape), and have been seen in various locations in New York City, as well as in Buffalo and Vancouver, B.C. Jusick was instrumental in creating the underground Lusty Loft art/sex parties (1999-2001) which have been written up twice in the Village Voice. Since January 2001, his weekly CineSalon in New York City has attracted a hard-core audience of artists, dropouts, activists, drag queens, sexworkers, radicals and the occasional celebrity, garnering mention as a laboratory of “young gay rebels” on Gaywired.com. Most recently he worked on Sex Not Bombs in SoHo. Jusick’s curated program of Super8mm films will appear at the MIX Festival in November 2002. His writing has appeared in Out in All Directions (Warner Books, 1995), IndieWIRE, New York Blade News, Intervalometer, MIXZINE, Crucial Anatomy and others.

Crudites 1987, UK, Super8mm, color , sound, 8 min.

Still Life 1992, USA, Super8mm, color, silent, 7 min.

Cliff, Wayne and Elaine Read 1999, USA, Super8mm, color, sound, 12 min.

Queeruption 1999, USA, Super8mm, color, sound, 25 min.

All the Pretty Horses ???, USA, Super8mm, color and B&W, sound & silent, 20 min.

Ray Rivas 2000, USA, Super8mm, color and B&W, silent, 15 min.

Limpwrist 2000, USA, Super8mm, color, sound, 10 min.

Fischer Spooner at the Pyramid 2000, USA, Super8mm, color, sound, 7 min.

Mattilda 2001, USA, Super8mm, color, silent, 7 min.

Shooting Up I 2001, USA, Super8mm, color, silent, 4 min.

Shooting Up II 2001, USA, Super8mm, color, silent, 4 min.

Twilo: Don’t Toss Trannies 2001, USA, Super8mm, B&W, silent, 7 min.

Sam I Yam 2001, USA/Canada, Super8mm, color, silent, 3.5 min.

The Cookie Cruise: Doing Stanley Park 2001, USA/Canada, Super8mm, color and B&W, silent, 7 min.

Wardrobe 2001-present, Super8mm, color, silent, 3:20 so far

Miranda July: The Swan Tool 2001, Super8mm, color and B&W, sound, 10 min.

Halsey Daisy Chain 2001, Super8mm, color, silent, 13 min.

Double A 2002, handprocessed Super8mm, silent, 3:20

41: You Do the Math 2002, handprocessed Super8mm, color, silent, 10 min.

Aries Is 2002, Super8mm, B&W, silent, 3:20

Dancetube 2002, Super8mm, color, silent?, 7 min.

[untitled] (johninnewyork) 2002, Super8mm, color, silent, 7 min.

Valentine’s Day 2002, handprocessed Super8mm, color and B&W, sound, xx min.

Stairwells 2002, handprocessed Super8mm, color, silent, xx min.

Sodom By the Sea 2002, Super8mm double projection, color, sound, 12 min.

Report (New York Remix) 2003, Super8mm, B&W, sound, xxx min.