Obsolete Media Miami (O.M.M.) welcomes seminal artist, filmmaker and poet Jonas Mekas to the Miami Design District on Saturday, March 26 for a reception and screening of the artist’s diary film opus Walden Parts I and II.
The special evening marks the first public screening of Walden in Miami and will benefit O.M.M., an experimental art studio establishing a picture and moving image archive and resource for artists, designers, filmmakers, researchers and writers.
“There is a profound contemporary relevance and legacy in Jonas Mekas’ artistic practice and the way in which his 1960 16mm diary films anticipated our social media streams,” said Barron Sherer, Principal Obsolete Media Miami. “We are proud to partner with the Miami Design District and Ground Control Miami to bring this celebrated archivist, filmmaker, writer and champion of underground aesthetics to Miami.”
Tickets for Jonas Mekas In Person in the Miami Design District are $15 in advance, available at Eventbrite, and $20 at the door. All proceeds will benefit O.M.M.
The event will take place in Palm Court Event Space, 140 NE 39th Street; reception at 7p.m. followed by a two hour screening starting at 8p.m.
Planned concurrently with the screening, Gallery Diet will be mounting Let Me Introduce Myself, Mekas’ first ever Miami exhibition, opening Friday, March 25th and on view through April 30th, 2016. Let Me Introduce Myself brings together three series of images as well as a four-channel film work, which attest to Mekas’ lasting conversation with American ideologies and popular culture.
- Jonas Mekas