Tonight the semiannual Flaherty NYC series of innovative and groundbreaking films returns for its Winter/Spring 2019 season, "Puzzling," co-presented by Pioneer Works. Today Bedatri Choudhury interviews programmers Mary Helena Clark and Alexander Stewart over on our website, where they discuss the genesis of the series, their approach to programming as a team, and the series's mix of animation, video art, and experimental film. Read the full conversation here.
The opening night program features a line-up of work by Aki Sasamoto, Fritz Heider & Marianne Simmel, Owen Land, Liz Magic Laser, Laure Prouvost, Vanessa Renwick, Jim Trainor, and Luzy Raven. Sasamoto and Liz Magic Laser (whose "The Thought Leader" is pictured above) will be in attendance for a discussion moderated by artist Alison S. M. Kobayashi.