Sometimes referred to as the Bill Murray of the Avant Garde, Tony Conrad (who died in April aged 76), was one of the great American artists of our time, yet to the world at large he remains virtually unknown.
Since the early 1960s, Conrad’s experimental films and droning musical compositions have been the stuff of legend. Conrad was an early member of the Velvet Underground; he toured with Sonic Youth and Faust in the ’90s; and has spent decades re-wiring generations of young minds as a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. This film traces Tony’s incredible history and his joyful approach to art making as he is finally being recognised for his decades-sweeping art and film work.
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The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Tyler Hubby.