Faster, Harder, Shorter

September 21-October 5, 2001 320 West 13th Street

Press Release

FASTER, HARDER, SHORTER, curated by Stephen Gallagher and Scott Macaulay

Faster, Harder, Shorter is the first film series presented at White Columns. Three consecutive Friday evenings in September will present short pieces by emerging filmmakers, as well as lesser known or never-seen pieces by more established artists. This series will present a mix of narratives, documentaries, music videos, cartoons, and public service announcements. Each week’s program will be loosely based around the themes of “Acting and Performance,” “Sex and Eroticism,” and “Personal History and Memory.”

The exact programs will be posted at Filmmakers whose work will be screened include Scott Coffey, Ari Gold, Andrew Gurland and Huck Botko, Paul Harrill, Jim Herbert, Richard Kern, Natacha Merritt, Peaches, Brett Vapnek, Agnieszka Wotowicz-Vosloo, and others to be announced.

For over thirty years, White Columns has been committed to showing artists working in all media. At present, there is a considerable gap between the art and film “worlds.” This series is designed to unite the art and film communities, and help promote the reception of film as an art form rather than solely a commercial venture.

Faster, Harder, Shorter will be held concurrently with Film Stills, an exhibition of emerging artists who are inspired by movies, but working in media other than film. This exhibition, curated by Lauren Ross, runs from September 7 – October 14, 2001.

This project is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Challenge Program.

About the curators:
Stephen Gallagher is the publisher of FILMMAKER: The Magazine of Independent Film. Previously he has run film and performance art programs at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, was media curator at The Kitchen, and program director of the Hamptons International Film Festival. He is also a freelance producer whose credits include films by Michael Benson, Ela Troyano, and Charles Atlas. He has served as a curator and juror for media festivals worldwide. Scott Macaulay is the co-founder and Editor of FILMMAKER. He also is a partner in Forensic Films, a company that has produced films, shorts and television pieces by such filmmakers as Michael Walker, Jesse Peretz, Gus Van Sant, Harmony Korine, Frank Whaley, and many others. Prior to producing film, Macaulay worked as the programming director at The Kitchen.

All screenings take place at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the gallery.


Invitation for "Faster, Harder, Shorter"
Invitation for "Faster, Harder, Shorter"
Invitation for "Faster, Harder, Shorter"
Invitation for "Faster, Harder, Shorter"