• Inspired by the expanded cinema and avant garde film movements of the 1960’s, Bill Brand began his career as an experimental filmmaker, working with 16mm film, projection performance and sound installation. His early films addressed a broad range of approaches, from formal abstraction to structural inquiry, with a consistent sense of humor and a touch of playfulness. Bill’s practice has continued to evolve to include video, painting, drawing, and a public art installation that is viewable through the windows of a moving subway train in NYC.

    This screening will feature Bill’s experimental films along with selections he has made from the VSW Film collection, creating a unique dialogue between the artist and the archive. This screening will be followed by a conversation between Bill and VSW curator Tara Nelson.


    The VSW Salon is programmed by Tara Merenda Nelson, taranelson@vsw.org

    The VSW Salon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Still from "It Dawn Down" by Bill Brand